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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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Karagiannaki, Evanthia; Stamou, Anastasia G. – Language Awareness, 2018
In this article, we report on the results of a critical literacy project on fairy tales, which was implemented with a class of first graders (6-7 years old) in Greece in the context of teaching Greek as a mother tongue. As a teaching approach, critical literacy entails a radical change in the school culture, being at odds with the Greek…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Fairy Tales, Greek, Critical Literacy
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Fortier, Véronique; Simard, Daphnée – Language Awareness, 2017
The contribution of phonological memory to syntactic abilities has been demonstrated in various populations, but its relationship to metasyntactic abilities, defined as the ability to control syntactic aspects of language, remains largely unexplored. This study therefore aims to examine the contribution of phonological memory in the completion of…
Descriptors: Phonology, Memory, Task Analysis, Metalinguistics
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Hofer, Barbara – Language Awareness, 2017
This paper looks at multicompetence aspects of multilingual learning and offers a new conceptual framework for the discussion of multicompetence. The paper takes Cook's multicompetence theory as the point of departure and proposes a reconceptualisation thereof which is broader in scope and keyed to a dynamic systems and complexity theory…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Guidelines, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods
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Ní Dhiorbháin, Aisling; Ó Duibhir, Pádraig – Language Awareness, 2017
This article focuses on qualitative self-report data from a mixed-methods study which investigated Grade 5 and 6 (n = 274), 11-12-year-old, Irish-medium (IM) immersion students' improvement in linguistic accuracy in response to an explicit-inductive approach to form-focused instruction (FFI). A series of typographically enhanced PowerPoint slides…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Irish, Accuracy
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Wong, Yu Ka – Language Awareness, 2017
In this paper, the role of radical awareness in Chinese character reading development among young Chinese-as-a-second-language (CSL) learners is evaluated in terms of a structural property of the writing system: the distribution of elementary, one-radical (i.e. one-element) simple characters as against majority, multi-radical compound characters.…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Reading Ability, Orthographic Symbols
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Scarvaglieri, Claudio – Language Awareness, 2017
The article introduces "Educational Landscaping" (EL) as a measure of qualification in educational institutions to support the development of teachers' language awareness (LA). In EL, participating teachers are invited to investigate, analyse and, if necessary, adapt the linguistic landscape of their educational institution. The article…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Metalinguistics, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Gunning, Pamela; White, Joanna; Busque, Christine – Language Awareness, 2016
There is considerable interest in teacher collaboration across mother tongue and second language curricula. However, cross-curricular collaboration in reading strategy instruction has seldom been investigated. We report a two-year study involving collaboration between the French first language (L1) and English second language (L2) teachers in an…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Teacher Collaboration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fajardo, Guadalupe Ruiz; Torres-Guzmán, María E. – Language Awareness, 2016
This study looks at a case study research on a language awareness workshop in a New York public school with a dual language (Spanish/English) program. A learner-centred lesson, taught in Spanish, focused on basic personal information exchanges for in-service teachers who taught only in English and who had some limited knowledge of Spanish. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Workshops, Spanish
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Kim, Tae Jin; Kuo, Li-Jen; Ramírez, Gloria; Wu, Shuang; Ku, Yu-Min; de Marin, Sharon; Ball, Alexis; Eslami, Zohreh – Language Awareness, 2015
This study aims to examine the relationship between bilingual experience and children's development of morphological and morpho-syntactic awareness. To capture both universal and language-specific bilingual effects, the study included four groups of participants: English-speaking children from a general education programme, Spanish-speaking and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Contrastive Linguistics, Bilingualism, Morphology (Languages)
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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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Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia – Language Awareness, 2015
In this article, we analyse visual narratives of multilingual children, in order to acknowledge their self-perception as multilingual selves. Through the analysis of drawings produced by children enrolled in Portuguese as heritage language (PHL) classes in Germany, we analyse how bi-/multilingual children perceive their multilingual repertoires…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Freehand Drawing, Code Switching (Language)
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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
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Muñoz, Carmen – Language Awareness, 2014
The present study explores young learners' awareness of foreign language learning and of their learning conditions. The participants were 76 Catalan-Spanish children who were learning English at primary school. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal data were collected by means of two different interviews that contained questions related to pupils'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Fettes, Mark – Language Awareness, 2013
This paper reports on an innovative approach to oral language development in one British Columbia elementary school, in the context of a larger-scale research project aimed at building cultural inclusive classrooms through the development of imaginative teaching practices. A number of approximately three-week units were designed to lead students…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Research Design
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