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Yalçin, Sebnem; Çeçen, Sevdeger; Erçetin, Gülcan – Language Awareness, 2016
Working memory (WM) as a key component of language aptitude has become a topical issue, with some going so far as to argue that WM can replace language aptitude. Research that specifically investigates the relationship between WM and language aptitude is rather limited. This study explores the determinants of language aptitude, with a focus on WM…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Second Language Learning, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Glover, Philip – Language Awareness, 2011
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) aims to encourage language learners to think about what they do when communicating, and to think about what they can do to help themselves and others to learn a language better. This paper considers to what extent the CEFR supports language learning by looking at how a group of learners, in the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Speech Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Karatepe, Cigdem – Language Awareness, 2001
Investigates to what extent Turkish teacher trainees had learned about pragmalinguistics even though it was found to be under represented in their course of study. A questionnaire was administered to gain information about the awareness of trainees of expressing themselves appropriately in different contexts. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Metalinguistics
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Demirci, Mahide; Kleiner, Brian – Language Awareness, 1998
Describes a study of perceptual dialectology that investigated the perceptions and evaluations of Turkish regional varieties by Turkish nonlinguists. Results demonstrate that several significant, systematic gender- and age-based patterns exist. (SM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Regional Dialects