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Simard, Daphnée; Guénette, Danièle; Bergeron, Annie – Language Awareness, 2015
The impact written corrective feedback (WCF) has on second language development is still a subject of much debate. While some believe it leads to improvement, others are more sceptical. But in order for WCF to lead to second language improvement, learners must first be able to not only correctly interpret the WCF but also understand the linguistic…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), French
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Willoughby, Louisa; Starks, Donna; Taylor-Leech, Kerry – Language Awareness, 2015
Adolescence is a time in young people's lives when identities are being constructed and what their friends say is particularly important. The teenage years are a critical period in terms of attitudes to language, yet there have been relatively few studies of student metalanguage and, to our knowledge, no studies which have considered age-graded…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Metalinguistics, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Razfar, Aria; Rumenapp, Joseph C. – Language Awareness, 2012
This paper draws on fieldwork conducted over the course of one academic year in two urban high-school English learner (EL) classrooms located in the south-western part of the United States. As part of a larger interest in how language ideologies mediate classroom discourse practices, this paper analyses the role of awareness in language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Ideology, Classroom Communication
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Gutierrez, Xavier – Language Awareness, 2011
Covert metalinguistic activity has received little attention in the field of second language (L2) education, even though the few studies that have examined this type of attention to language note that it plays a role in L2 learning and use. However, little is known about this phenomenon. The study reported in this article focuses on the knowledge…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Role, Bilingualism
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Harris, Vee; Grenfell, Michael – Language Awareness, 2004
This paper addresses the case for collaboration between English and modern languages teachers and researchers in teaching and learning languages. The British context is set out against a background of government initiatives to raise secondary pupils' literacy skills. Salient trends in the teaching approach of English (L1) and modern language (ML)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Modern Languages, Language Teachers, Grammar