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Coelho, Daniela; Andrade, Ana Isabel; Portugal, Gabriela – Language Awareness, 2018
This article reports a study which examined the effects of an "Awakening to Languages" (AtL) programme on preschool children's language abilities. This programme aimed at exposing children to language and cultural diversity as well as promoting positive attitudes towards different languages and cultures amongst children. However,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Metalinguistics, Communication Skills, Syntax
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Putjata, Galina – Language Awareness, 2018
Normative-theoretical discourse in pedagogy calls for transformation in educational approaches towards multilingualism. The key question in multilingual education remains: Can language ideologies be transformed? The present paper investigates how the field of language awareness can contribute to this process and what practical changes and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Stamou, Anastasia G.; Maroniti, Katerina; Griva, Eleni – Language Awareness, 2015
Considering the role of popular cultural texts in shaping sociolinguistic reality, it makes sense to explore how children actually receive those texts and what conceptualisations of sociolinguistic diversity they form through those texts. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine Greek young children's views on sociolinguistic…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Cartoons, Television Viewing, Speech Communication
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Lourenço, Mónica; Andrade, Ana Isabel – Language Awareness, 2014
This article aims at evaluating and understanding the effects of an awakening to languages (AtL) programme, carried out with a group of 21 Portuguese children aged three to six, in the development of phonological awareness (PA). Using mixed-methods research, data was gathered from video recordings of seven AtL sessions and PA tests for an…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Literacy, Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics
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Chipere, Ngoni – Language Awareness, 2014
A study was conducted to measure possible sex differences in phonological awareness and reading ability among children in early primary school. A subset of the "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" (DIBELS) was administered to 140 children in kindergarten through to second grade (mean ages five to seven years). Independent…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Phonological Awareness, Reading Ability, Elementary School Students