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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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Wray, Alison – Language Awareness, 2019
In multi-ethnic contexts, it is not uncommon to find that dementia carers or their clients are using, as the medium for communication in care, a language in which they are not comfortable and/or are not fluent. In extreme cases, there could be no shared linguistic code at all. This article asks how feasible it is to provide adequate care with…
Descriptors: Dementia, Health Services, Multilingualism, Language Usage
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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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Lee, Jang Ho – Language Awareness, 2018
Despite the increasing volume of studies on classroom language use research, scant attention has been paid to the relationship between learners' attitudes towards classroom language choice and classroom variables that they perceive to motivate their target language learning. This study examines this issue with Korean undergraduate English as a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Guzman, Natalia L.; Chen, Pei-Jie Jenny – Language Awareness, 2017
As linguistic diversity is increasing in schools worldwide, research is needed to examine how to modify teaching and learning contexts in response to emerging multilingual students' different needs. Grounded in sociocultural theory, this study examined how teachers used discourse differently to respond to diverse students' needs as they…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teaching Methods, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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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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McNeil, Levi – Language Awareness, 2017
This study examined intracultural peers using language as a cognitive tool (i.e. "languaging") to recognise, understand, and explain intercultural communication concepts. In pairs, 42 Korean public school teachers enrolled in an in-service program completed a describe-interpret-evaluate task through synchronous computer-mediated…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Language Usage, Peer Relationship, Public School Teachers
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Ahn, So-Yeon – Language Awareness, 2016
The present study explores Korean students' demonstration of language awareness through their engagement in language play. Grounded in the understanding of the relationship between language play and an "engagement with language" (EWL) perspective, this ethnographic and discourse analytic study investigates how Korean students aged 11-15…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, English (Second Language)
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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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Fajardo, Guadalupe Ruiz; Torres-Guzmán, María E. – Language Awareness, 2016
This study looks at a case study research on a language awareness workshop in a New York public school with a dual language (Spanish/English) program. A learner-centred lesson, taught in Spanish, focused on basic personal information exchanges for in-service teachers who taught only in English and who had some limited knowledge of Spanish. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Workshops, Spanish
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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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Bahous, Rima N.; Nabhani, Mona Baroud; Bacha, Nahla Nola – Language Awareness, 2014
Research has shown that code-switching (CS) between languages in spoken discourse is prevalent in multilingual contexts and is used for many purposes. More recently, it has become the subject of much concern in academic contexts in negatively affecting students' language use and learning. However, while the concern has been increasing, no rigorous…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Multilingualism
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – Language Awareness, 2014
This study explores L2 learners' awareness of meaning of L2 conventional expressions and the effect of form-meaning associations on the use of the expressions in L2 pragmatics. Definitions and examples were elicited through an aural Vocabulary Knowledge Scale modified for expressions. Elicited definitions were used to explore the meanings that…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, Vocabulary
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Kennedy, Sara; Blanchet, Josée – Language Awareness, 2014
To be effective second or additional language (L2) listeners, learners should be aware of typical processes in connected L2 speech (e.g. linking). This longitudinal study explored how learners' developing ability to perceive connected L2 speech was related to the quality of their language awareness. Thirty-two learners of L2 French at a university…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Metalinguistics, Diaries, Learning Experience
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