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Spilioti, Tereza; Aldridge-Waddon, Michelle; Bartlett, Tom; Ylänne, Virpi – Language Awareness, 2019
The paper develops the concept of language awareness (LA) by considering the material-social-discursive nexus of the communicative situation that affords professional practice. It also presents a mixed-methods study that provides a deeper and multi-layered understanding of LA in action and sets out a methodological framework for similar research…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Health Personnel, Ethnography, Nurses
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Koller, Veronika – Language Awareness, 2018
This paper argues that linguistic skills and awareness are essential requirements for professionals whose work centres on language as a product. Brought about by the commodification of language in developed economies, language work such as brand consulting, text design or online marketing requires linguistic knowledge and resources that many…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Rogers, John – Language Awareness, 2017
Recent years have witnessed a strong and increasing interest in the incidental learning of second language grammar. While much of this research has focused on the acquisition of second language word order or noun-determiner systems, relatively fewer studies have examined the learning of second language morphology. Results of studies that have…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Incidental Learning, Grammar, Language Tests
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Svalberg, Agneta M-L. – Language Awareness, 2016
This paper outlines the context in which Language Awareness (LA) research is currently situated and where it might be going. The starting point is Eric Hawkins's vision (40 years ago) of LA as a bridge between school subjects and, in wider society, between people of different backgrounds and languages. Although considerable progress has been made…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language Research, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning
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Watson, Kevin; Clark, Lynn – Language Awareness, 2015
Evaluative reactions to language stimuli are presumably dynamic events, constantly changing through time as the signal unfolds, yet the tools we usually use to capture these reactions provide us with only a snapshot of this process by recording reactions at a single point in time. This paper outlines and evaluates a new methodology which employs…
Descriptors: Dialects, Pronunciation, Listening, Responses
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Alderson, J. Charles; Hudson, Richard – Language Awareness, 2013
It is often asserted that UK school-leavers know less grammatical terminology than in earlier years. However, objective data on this supposed phenomenon are somewhat scarce. The study reported in this paper aimed to see whether and to what extent knowledge about language (KaL) has declined over three decades, and how this might relate to…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Woodgate-Jones, Alex; Grenfell, Michael – Language Awareness, 2012
This paper considers the case of Intercultural Understanding (IU) as a component part of foreign language learning and teaching in the upper stage of primary schools (roughly ages 7-11 years) in the UK. It is set within a specific context of curriculum innovation, namely recent policy changes which have introduced IU as a key part of primary…
Descriptors: Innovation, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Cajkler, Wasyl; Hall, Bernadette – Language Awareness, 2012
This study explored the language capability of two groups of new teachers in a multilingual city: the first in their initial teacher education year, and the second near the end of their induction year. Almost all teachers in the city face the challenge of teaching English as an additional language in classrooms characterised by super-diversity and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, French, Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers
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Ganem-Gutierrez, Gabriela Adela; Harun, Haliza – Language Awareness, 2011
According to Vygotsky, we use tools both to shape and make sense of the world and to exercise control over others and over ourselves. Importantly, the very use of those tools to mediate and regulate our actions has developmental repercussions in our cognitive capabilities. From a sociocultural theory perspective on second language learning, these…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Sociocultural Patterns
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Evans, Betsy E.; Imai, Terumi – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports the results of a survey of 101 Japanese university students' perceptions of different varieties of English using an open-ended questionnaire. Participants indicated their first impressions of varieties of English that they had named. This methodology allows participants themselves to provide the specific varieties as well as the…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Student Attitudes, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Norton, Julie E.; Gieve, Simon – Language Awareness, 2010
This paper explores how "native" and "non-native" speaker identities are created in the discourse of television lifestyle, travel, and documentary genres where an English "native speaker" audience is assumed. It presents a coding system for analysing the representation of actors in television programmes and examines…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Native Speakers, Television
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Clark, Lynn; Schleef, Erik – Language Awareness, 2010
In order to achieve full native-like competence in a second language, speakers must also acquire sociolinguistic awareness in that language. This paper reports the results of a study investigating the acquisition of sociolinguistic awareness among immigrant Polish adolescents learning English in the UK. This paper asks whether Polish-born…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Adolescents, Peer Groups, English (Second Language)
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Kiely, Richard – Language Awareness, 2009
This paper explores the role of language awareness (LA) in the learning experience of students on a one-year full-time master's programme in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Britain. It shows how LA drives their general English language knowledge and academic literacy skills, and supports an appropriate learner identity…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language Role, Learning Processes, Learning Experience
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Pomphrey, Cathy; Burley, Suzanne – Language Awareness, 2009
This article attempts to recontextualise the dimensions of teacher language awareness (LA) highlighted by Svalberg ((2007) "Language awareness and language learning." "Language Teaching," 40, 287-308) by emphasising the role of pedagogy in achieving coherence in language education across the subjects of English (L1) and Modern…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Modern Languages, English
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Zhang, Weimin; Hu, Guiling – Language Awareness, 2008
This pilot project investigates second language (L2) learners' attitudes towards three varieties of English: American (AmE), British (BrE) and Australian (AuE). A 69-word passage spoken by a female speaker of each variety was used. Participants were 30 Chinese students pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees in the United States, who listened to each…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Pilot Projects, Second Language Learning, Likert Scales
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