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Aldridge-Waddon, Michelle – Language Awareness, 2019
Drawing on unique observational data from police training with child volunteers, this study evaluates the linguistic patterns used by officers for transmitting complex, legally-binding information to children during the opt-out procedure (which determines how children's evidence is presented in court). It is shown that while the officers realise…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language Patterns, Police, Evidence
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Handford, Michael; Koester, Almut – Language Awareness, 2019
Studies of conflictual workplace discourse are rare, both in language-awareness research and discourse analysis more generally, owing partly to the difficulty in gaining access to such interactions, and arguably to the relative rarity of conflictual discourse occurring at work. The topic is therefore both under-analysed and under-theorised.…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Conflict, Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis
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Spilioti, Tereza; Aldridge-Waddon, Michelle; Bartlett, Tom; Ylänne, Virpi – Language Awareness, 2019
The paper develops the concept of language awareness (LA) by considering the material-social-discursive nexus of the communicative situation that affords professional practice. It also presents a mixed-methods study that provides a deeper and multi-layered understanding of LA in action and sets out a methodological framework for similar research…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Health Personnel, Ethnography, Nurses
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Wray, Alison – Language Awareness, 2019
In multi-ethnic contexts, it is not uncommon to find that dementia carers or their clients are using, as the medium for communication in care, a language in which they are not comfortable and/or are not fluent. In extreme cases, there could be no shared linguistic code at all. This article asks how feasible it is to provide adequate care with…
Descriptors: Dementia, Health Services, Multilingualism, Language Usage
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Fukuta, Junya; Tamura, Yu; Kawaguchi, Yusaku – Language Awareness, 2019
Recent studies have shown that languaging contributes to second language skill development. Feedback is often used in combination with languaging as a prompt of verbalization during writing revision, and this combination has shown the effect of increasing the quality of writing. The present study tested whether and how indirect feedback helps…
Descriptors: Written Language, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition), Writing Instruction
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Woll, Nina – Language Awareness, 2019
While metalinguistic awareness (MLA) has been shown to play a crucial role in second and third language acquisition, a variety of methodological approaches point to the difficulty of operationalising the concept. The present study provides a critical analysis of MLA in relation to its measurement by means of a French-language test of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Swierzbin, Bonnie; Reimer, Julia – Language Awareness, 2019
This mixed-methods study uses concept maps to investigate the effects of an English pedagogical grammar course on the beliefs of teachers-in-training (n = 40) enrolled over a 2-year period at a private university in the U.S. Midwest. The course takes a functional approach to grammar based on systemic-functional linguistics and is typically the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Linguistics, Grammar, Concept Mapping
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Padilla, Lillie Vivian; Vana, Rosti – Language Awareness, 2019
This study presents a critical discourse analysis of underlying language ideologies derived from L2 Spanish textbooks. Although previous research has tended to focus on ideologies contained in Spanish heritage language textbooks, in the present analysis, we expand this narrow scope by focusing on L2 Spanish textbooks, specifically…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Textbooks
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Benati, Alessandro; Batziou, Maria – Language Awareness, 2019
The present study explores discourse and long-term effects of structured input (SI) and structured output when delivered in isolation or in combination on the acquisition of the English causative. Research investigating the effects of SI has indicated that it is the causative variable in the positive effects of processing instruction. To provide…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Teaching Methods, Language Processing, Elementary School Students
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Basterrechea, María; Leeser, Michael J. – Language Awareness, 2019
Research on form focused instruction has provided support for the use of collaborative tasks in which learners focus their attention on formal aspects of language and consciously reflect on their own language use (i.e. produce language-related episodes or LREs). A strand of research on LREs in different educational contexts examines the effect of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Language of Instruction
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Zhu, Yan; Wang, Beilei – Language Awareness, 2019
This article reports on a large-scale survey study investigating EFL learners' beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF). A 44-item questionnaire tapping into learners' beliefs about corrective feedback was administered to 2670 Chinese EFL learners. These learners were from 15 Chinese universities in 14 provinces and municipalities across the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McManus, Kevin – Language Awareness, 2019
The present study examined the extent to which first language (L1) awareness can benefit second language (L2) grammatical learning of the French "Imparfait", a crosslinguistically complex target feature. Sixty-nine English-speaking learners of L2 French received different types of explicit information (EI) about L2 or L2 + L1…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Schluer, Jennifer – Language Awareness, 2018
In L2 reading, words and the concepts they denote frequently constitute an important vehicle or obstacle in the comprehension process. However, this has been rarely explored from a language awareness perspective. The current research therefore tailors the constructs of lexical awareness and conceptual awareness to L2 reading contexts by using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Lexicology
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Koller, Veronika – Language Awareness, 2018
This paper argues that linguistic skills and awareness are essential requirements for professionals whose work centres on language as a product. Brought about by the commodification of language in developed economies, language work such as brand consulting, text design or online marketing requires linguistic knowledge and resources that many…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Svalberg, Agneta M.-L. – Language Awareness, 2018
The paper discusses how learner engagement in language learning settings has been conceived of and investigated in the past decade. Whilst a cognitive focus used to predominate in research on language learners' engagement, the importance of affective (and social) factors is increasingly recognised. The paper interrogates 'engagement' in the…
Descriptors: Language Research, Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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