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Chiang, Shiao-Yun; Mi, Han-Fu – Language Awareness, 2011
Reformulation is mostly considered as an important verbal mechanism for coping with non-native speakers' speech production problem in second language acquisition. Drawing on interlanguage pragmatics and conversation analysis, the present study examines the specific ways in which reformulation is used to achieve mutual understanding in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Speech Communication, Metalinguistics, Interlanguage
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Johnson, Stacey Margarita; Nelson, Barbara Mullins – Language Awareness, 2010
While many students in a foreign language classroom are successful at learning the prescribed curriculum, they may never move beyond the grammar and vocabulary to experience transformative learning. On the other hand, students who do not achieve proficiency may experience a perspective transformation as a result of studying a foreign language.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning, Transformative Learning
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Oliveira, Ana Luisa; Anca, Maria Helena – Language Awareness, 2009
When considering the extent to which plurilingualism nowadays shapes "every facet of human life" (Aronin & Singleton, 2008, p. 8), especially within European member states, one understands the reason why individual plurilingualism has become a benchmark in education, raising concerns in improving the quality of communication among…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Role
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Watanabe, Yuko; Swain, Merrill – Language Awareness, 2008
In this article, we explore one aspect of language awareness that has rarely been explored--awareness (i.e. perception) of the language proficiency of the "other learner" in pair work settings. We examine how Mai, a Japanese ESL learner, perceives her peer's L2 proficiency during pair problem solving, and how her perception of learner proficiency…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Roehr, Karen – Language Awareness, 2006
This paper reports a study employing stimulated recall protocols to investigate how L1 English-speaking learners of L2 German use their metalinguistic knowledge during the resolution of selected form-focused tasks. Verbal report data from 10 university level learners were analysed to gain insight into explicit knowledge in action during controlled…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English, Protocol Analysis, Native Speakers
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Malmqvist, Anita – Language Awareness, 2005
This article reports on a small-scale study involving adult L1 Swedish learners of L3 German. The main aim of the study was to investigate the effects of group interaction on written German output employing the dictogloss technique. Three short texts were selected for reconstruction, the first and third ones individually, and the second one…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Written Language, Adults, Native Speakers
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Llurda, Enric; Huguet, Angel – Language Awareness, 2003
The characteristics and particular problems faced by non-native speaking (NNS) teachers of foreign languages are being increasingly addressed. NNSs currently constitute the majority of language teachers in the world, but they have different needs and concerns from native speakers (NSs). Research is being conducted to uncover these needs and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Conditions