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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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Thurlow, Crispin – Language Awareness, 2001
Reports findings of a study that has begun to tap the communication awareness of 460 Welsh and English adolescents. Examines sex differences and indicates practical ways findings of the study may be revealing and useful. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication
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Edwards, Viv; Monaghan, Frank; Knight, John – Language Awareness, 2000
Describes the work of Fabula, a multinational, multidisciplinary project funded by the European Commission. Focuses on the evaluation of a bilingual multimedia storybook with primary school children in both Welsh- and English-medium settings in South Wales. Explores insights on language preferences, learning strategies, and hypotheses about the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English
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Garrett, Peter; And Others – Language Awareness, 1995
This paper summarizes some of the findings from a project in progress that researches teachers' sociolinguistic awareness in Wales. Some interesting differences between labels and scales data are considered, and issues of importance to language awareness are highlighted. (VWL)
Descriptors: Dialects, English, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Aldridge, Michelle; Waddon, Alun – Language Awareness, 1995
Results of a survey of 200 parents attending baby and child clinics in North Wales show that parents know less about language development than about other areas of child development. Results suggest that both monolingual and bilingual parents and their children would benefit from improved information on how to facilitate language development. (43…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Language, Foreign Countries, Hypothesis Testing
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Pomphrey, Cathy; Moger, Ros – Language Awareness, 1999
Reports initial findings of a small, local study of student teachers' attitudes and perceptions in the area of knowledge about language. The study is part of an attempt to generate cross-subject dialogue about language between student teachers training to teach either English or modern languages in the mainstream curriculum in England and Wales to…
Descriptors: English, Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, Modern Languages
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Cameron, Lynne – Language Awareness, 1993
An analysis of the Language Awareness/Knowledge about Language components of the English/Welsh National Curriculum in English and Modern Foreign Languages is used to investigate the explicit awareness of language expected of secondary school students. The framework assumes increasing degrees of abstraction and the changes in types of…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Classification, English, Foreign Countries