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Woll, Nina – Language Awareness, 2019
While metalinguistic awareness (MLA) has been shown to play a crucial role in second and third language acquisition, a variety of methodological approaches point to the difficulty of operationalising the concept. The present study provides a critical analysis of MLA in relation to its measurement by means of a French-language test of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Padilla, Lillie Vivian; Vana, Rosti – Language Awareness, 2019
This study presents a critical discourse analysis of underlying language ideologies derived from L2 Spanish textbooks. Although previous research has tended to focus on ideologies contained in Spanish heritage language textbooks, in the present analysis, we expand this narrow scope by focusing on L2 Spanish textbooks, specifically…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Textbooks
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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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Palfreyman, David M.; Al-Bataineh, Afaf – Language Awareness, 2018
Translanguaging is defined by Canagarajah as 'the ability of multilingual speakers to shuttle between languages, treating the diverse languages that form their repertoire as an integrated system'. University students in our own working context have grown up in a multilingual society and study courses in both Arabic (their first language) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Students
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Coelho, Daniela; Andrade, Ana Isabel; Portugal, Gabriela – Language Awareness, 2018
This article reports a study which examined the effects of an "Awakening to Languages" (AtL) programme on preschool children's language abilities. This programme aimed at exposing children to language and cultural diversity as well as promoting positive attitudes towards different languages and cultures amongst children. However,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Metalinguistics, Communication Skills, Syntax
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Putjata, Galina – Language Awareness, 2018
Normative-theoretical discourse in pedagogy calls for transformation in educational approaches towards multilingualism. The key question in multilingual education remains: Can language ideologies be transformed? The present paper investigates how the field of language awareness can contribute to this process and what practical changes and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Yan, Xi – Language Awareness, 2017
This study investigates Macao tertiary students' language attitudes under the dynamic interplay of local, national, and global forces. The Portuguese established their settlement at Macao during the mid-sixteenth century and their colonial rule over Macao during the mid-nineteenth century. Macao's sovereignty was transferred to China at midnight…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Policy, Language Attitudes
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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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Bijvoet, Ellen; Fraurud, Kari – Language Awareness, 2016
To account for the full range of language use in contemporary multilingual urban contexts, the notion of target language (TL) needs to be reconsidered. In studies of second language acquisition and language variation, taking TL for granted implies that people agree on what constitutes "good" language, or the standard norm. The TL of…
Descriptors: Swedish, Language Variation, Language Research, Foreign Countries
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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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Albury, Nathan John – Language Awareness, 2015
Language policies have a better chance of succeeding if they align with the persuasions of the polity, and this is only more pronounced in the case of endangered languages, such as Te Reo (the Maori language) in New Zealand. There, a comprehensive suite of laws, policies, and programmes are in place to acknowledge and reverse the linguistic…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Diachronic Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
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Stamou, Anastasia G.; Maroniti, Katerina; Griva, Eleni – Language Awareness, 2015
Considering the role of popular cultural texts in shaping sociolinguistic reality, it makes sense to explore how children actually receive those texts and what conceptualisations of sociolinguistic diversity they form through those texts. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine Greek young children's views on sociolinguistic…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Cartoons, Television Viewing, Speech Communication
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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, 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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