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Rieder, Maria – Language Awareness, 2018
This article argues that Irish Travellers' ideologies of languageness and their definition of Cant are closely linked to their perceptions of social reality. Cant is a communicative code which Travellers use beside English in Traveller-specific situations. Based on the analysis of focus groups, I take a folk-linguistic and anthropological approach…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Migrants, Minority Groups, Jargon
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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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Dillon, Anna M. – Language Awareness, 2009
During an investigation into the L2 proficiency and L3 acquisition skills of 10- to 12-year-olds in Irish primary schools, questions of metalinguistic awareness and cross-linguistic influence were raised. Do children who are more balanced bilinguals develop a higher sense of metalinguistic awareness than less balanced bilinguals? What evidence of…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language of Instruction, Language Tests, Foreign Countries
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Aronin, Larissa; O'Laoire, Muiris – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper analyses the opinions, awareness and perceptions of trilingual or multilingual students, regarding their language teacher. Findings of a comparative study carried out in two different cultural contexts, Ireland and Israel, are discussed, where participants (435 in total) included Russian-speaking students in Israel studying English or…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Singleton, David – Language Awareness, 1992
Examines prospects for the establishment of a school level Interdisciplinary Language Awareness Programme in the Republic of Ireland. The language awareness environment is explored, including references to the subject in educational reports, cross-disciplinary collaboration in the languages area, and the teaching of linguistics courses in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
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McCarthy, John – Language Awareness, 1997
Discusses a conceptual framework outlining what is known about language development and metalinguistics, and considers ways in which this may provide a reference framework to guide the work of the various committees responsible for developing the language curriculum. The example of the curriculum in Ireland is used to explore the practical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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McCarthy, John – Language Awareness, 1994
Examines second-language instruction at the primary school level in Ireland, where there is significant demand for instruction in languages other than the mandatory Irish and English. An argument is made for a language awareness approach to introduce students to a third language. (39 references) (MDM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries