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Ehrich, John Fitzgerald; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; Mu, Jon Congjun; Ehrich, Lisa Catherine – Language Awareness, 2013
In this paper, we argue that second language (L2) reading research, which has been informed by studies involving first language (L1) alphabetic English reading, may be less relevant to L2 readers with non-alphabetic reading backgrounds, such as Chinese readers with an L1 logographic (Chinese character) learning history. We provide both…
Descriptors: Evidence, Neurology, Reading Research, Mandarin Chinese
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Armstrong, Kevin – Language Awareness, 2004
Awareness of structures may be conscious or unconscious in the expert user of a language: this paper contends that insufficient conscious awareness of a language structure in teachers of English may impair the teaching and learning of that structure, even when considerable classroom time is invested in it. Phrasal verbs are extensively covered in…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semantics, Verbs, Language Teachers
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VanPatten, Bill – Language Awareness, 2002
Reviews the nature of processing instruction (PI) and the research that has been conducted on it since 1993. Concludes that Batstone's (2002a) analysis and critique of PI is unfounded and that PI captures his given-to-new principle via the feedback learners get during instruction. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Feedback, Learning Processes, Metalinguistics, Prior Learning
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McCafferty, Steven G.; Roebuck, Regina F.; Wayland, Ratree P. – Language Awareness, 2001
Emphasizes the goal-directedness of activity in relation to the intentionality of those involved, both individually and collectively, and with regard to sociohistorical and sociocultural contexts. Adapts and applies previous research to investigate the retention of new second language vocabulary. The study was carried out in a third semester…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Retention (Psychology)
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Kristiansen, Tore – Language Awareness, 2001
Argues that young Danes are changing the notion of standard Danish. Data gathered in the Danish town of Naestved indicated standard Danish is moving in the direction of low Copenhagen speech. Suggests that young Danes operate with two standards when it comes to language: one for school where excellence is perceived in terms of superiority; and one…
Descriptors: Danish, Foreign Countries, Language Standardization, Language Usage
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Hanauer, David – Language Awareness, 1997
Argues for the use of poetry reading in second language classrooms. Reviews literary and linguistic theories of poetry and synthesizes these theories within a psycholinguistic model of poetry reading, according to which the central aspect of poetry reading is the conscious negotiation of the formal structures of language for comprehension…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Context Effect, Linguistic Theory, Literature Reviews
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Roberts, Celia – Language Awareness, 1998
Extends the notion of language awareness to include intercultural communicative awareness. The interconnectedness of language and cultural processes is illustrated through a discussion of metapragmatic awareness. The second half of the article looks at the potential of misunderstandings in intercultural communication and charts some of the…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Discourse Analysis, Educational Strategies, Intercultural Communication
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Littlewood, William – Language Awareness, 1996
Argues that the issues raised by the exchange of papers between Simon Borg and Paul Rastall are fundamental to the process of education and to the roles and identities of teachers and researchers. Points out that the distinction between the two kinds of knowledge within which education operates lies at the heart of the problem of bridging practice…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Models
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Hall, G. M. – Language Awareness, 1999
Argues the need to develop students' and their teachers critical awareness of literature as a discipline, training its subjects in ways of reading, writing and talking about their own experiences and the worlds they inhabit in terms that may be detrimental to their own best interests. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Linguistics, Literature, Metalinguistics, Reader Response
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Hanauer, David – Language Awareness, 1999
Describes the workings of one cognitive model for the development of literary knowledge. The model derives from current discussions of the role of conscious processes in language learning. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Literature, Metalinguistics, Models
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Zyngier, Sonia – Language Awareness, 1999
Demonstrates the need for a more democratic and pluralist model of reader that may take into account cultural and linguistic differences. Shows why interpretations produced by student readers may be considered as valid as those of critics or teachers if the students ground their response on an explicit account of the language patterning.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Language Patterns, Language Proficiency, Literature
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Chan, Philip K. W. – Language Awareness, 1999
Examines the characteristics of the teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in secondary schools. Seeks to define language awareness and its role in the context of EFL. Discusses what literature can offer to enhance language awareness. Offers examples of tasks that identify and illustrate aspects of language awareness in a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Literature, Metalinguistics, Second Language Instruction
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Berga, Miguel – Language Awareness, 1999
Presents a case in point to illustrate the use of subject-related artistic manifestations as an effective strategy to stimulate critical reading in English-as-a-Foreign-Language students of English literature. Suggests a step-by-step procedure that enables students to appropriate a poem without the usual over-deference toward second language in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Literature, Metalinguistics, Poetry
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Fairclough, Norman – Language Awareness, 1999
Discusses key issues of late modern society that help make a case for critical awareness of discourse: the relationship between discourse, knowledge, and social change in the information or knowledge-based society; the "textually-mediated" nature of contemporary social life; the relationship between discourse and social difference; the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis, Economic Factors, Knowledge Level
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Janks, Hilary – Language Awareness, 1999
Discusses the use of student journals as a means of assessing the intellectual journey taken by students through a postgraduate course in critical language awareness. Shows how students construct their multiple identities in their journals and how these identities are transformed or conserved as they enter a new discourse community. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis, Graduate Study
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