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Handford, Michael; Koester, Almut – Language Awareness, 2019
Studies of conflictual workplace discourse are rare, both in language-awareness research and discourse analysis more generally, owing partly to the difficulty in gaining access to such interactions, and arguably to the relative rarity of conflictual discourse occurring at work. The topic is therefore both under-analysed and under-theorised.…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Conflict, Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis
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Saito, Kazuya; Shintani, Natsuko – Language Awareness, 2016
The current study examined how two groups of native speakers--monolingual Canadians and multilingual Singaporeans--differentially perceive foreign accentedness in spontaneous second language (L2) speech. The Singaporean raters, who had exposure to various models of English and also spoke multiple L2s on a daily basis, demonstrated more lenient…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), North American English
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Goh, Christine C. M.; Hu, Guangwei – Language Awareness, 2014
This study sought to provide a nuanced understanding of the relationship between metacognitive awareness and listening performance by eliciting from 113 English-as-a-second-language (ESL) Chinese learners their metacognitive awareness with regard to knowledge of listening strategies used and perceptions of difficulty and anxiety following a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Rao, Zhenhui; Gu, Peter Yongqi; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; Hu, Guangwei – Language Awareness, 2007
The research reported here investigated primary school pupils' use of reading strategies. The study differed from most of the previous studies on reading strategies in that (1) the participants were young bilinguals in multicultural Singapore; (2) the data were examined within the Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) framework developed by John…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Improvement, Reading Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Donglan; Goh, Christine C. M. – Language Awareness, 2006
The past three decades have seen a growing body of research into language learner metacognitive knowledge, strategy use, and the relationship between them. However, the correlation between knowledge about strategies and strategy use in ESL listening and speaking has not been explored. This study investigates 278 Singaporean students' knowledge and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Metacognition, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries