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Aldridge-Waddon, Michelle – Language Awareness, 2019
Drawing on unique observational data from police training with child volunteers, this study evaluates the linguistic patterns used by officers for transmitting complex, legally-binding information to children during the opt-out procedure (which determines how children's evidence is presented in court). It is shown that while the officers realise…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language Patterns, Police, Evidence
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Kopecková, Romana – Language Awareness, 2018
In the field of third language acquisition metalinguistic awareness is posited to be a fundamental component of multilingual competence and a key factor facilitating the acquisition of additional languages. Building upon Bialystok's model of attention and control, and Wrembel's research into metaphonological awareness in adult L3 learners, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, Phonological Awareness, Language Acquisition
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language Awareness, 2018
In this paper, we explore the extent to which a stay abroad in a Danish university in which English is a frequent medium of instruction can be a very suitable context for students to increase their language proficiency and to develop both awareness of their communicative skills and their confidence in them. The data analysed come from (i) a pre-…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Study Abroad, College Students
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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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Li, Citing; Gao, Xuesong – Language Awareness, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the role of metapragmatic awareness of L2 learners in Hong Kong, and the impact it has on language choices when addressing requests in English. Simulated open role-plays and retrospective interviews were used to explore the ways in which mainland Chinese undergraduates assess, plan and produce…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Watson, Annabel Mary; Newman, Ruth Malka Charlotte – Language Awareness, 2017
This study investigated the metalinguistic reflections of 12 students, aged 14-15 years, undertaking a unit of work focused on reading and writing non-fiction. The unit embedded contextualised grammar teaching into preparation for English Language examinations. Students were interviewed twice, with prompts to discuss a sample of argument text in…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Metalinguistics, Syntax, Grammar
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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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Cortès-Colomé, Montserrat; Barrieras, Mònica; Comellas, Pere – Language Awareness, 2016
This paper presents the results of a study based on the change in language attitudes experienced by some allochthonous individuals through contact with the sociolinguistic situation in Catalonia. Previous studies have suggested that in some cases, contact with Catalan--a minority language with a valued identity--acts as a stimulus for some…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Attitudes, Ethnography, 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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Yang, Luxin – Language Awareness, 2016
The present study examined the effects of languaging by asking four pairs of Chinese university English as a foreign language (EFL) students to rewrite a story from a different perspective through three stages (composing--comparing- revising). Multiple sources of data were collected, including pair discussions, co-constructed writings, individual…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics, Second Language Instruction
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Gnevsheva, Ksenia – Language Awareness, 2016
We know little about what raters rely on when participating in accentedness perception tasks as their qualitative comments are rarely scrutinised. At the same time, we know that (assumed) social information influences listener behaviour. This study investigates rater attitudes to and stereotypes about speakers of different varieties of English,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Auditory Perception, Stereotypes, Grammar
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Lee, Mun Woo; Han, Moon-sub; Hyun, Eun Ryung – Language Awareness, 2016
This study investigates the multilingual practices and ideologies of North Korean refugee students in neoliberal South Korean society. Language tracking forms were completed over a seven-day period and individual interviews about participants' perceptions of English, Chinese, South Korean, and North Korean were conducted. The findings show that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Neoliberalism
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Henery, Ashlie – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper examines the resulting qualitative transformation of two students' metapragmatic awareness following a semester abroad in southern France--one of whom had access to a concept-based pragmatics instruction programme (expert-mediation), while the other followed a standard semester programme. The larger study from which these cases are…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Raymond, Chase Wesley – Language Awareness, 2015
Researchers from a variety of academic disciplines have begun to incorporate Web-based methodologies in their research agendas. Nonetheless, many of those interested in language ideologies--i.e. speakers' beliefs about language, as well as their rationalisation of those beliefs-- vehemently stand by site-specific ethnographic approaches. Rather…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Research, Ethnography, Research Methodology
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Watson, Annabel Mary – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper reports on an investigation of L1 English teachers' conceptual and evaluative beliefs about teaching grammar, one strand of a larger Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded investigation into the impact of contextualised grammar teaching [RES-062-23-0775]. Thirty-one teachers in English secondary schools were interviewed…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Native Language, Grammar
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