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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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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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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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Hawkins, Eric W. – Language Awareness, 1999
Reexamines the interface between foreign language study and language awareness (LA) in the light of developments since LA was first proposed 25 years ago. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Feedback, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Theory
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Henry, Alex; Roseberry, Robert L. – Language Awareness, 1999
Teaching materials for university-level second language learners were created with the aim of raising the learners' awareness of the rhetorical organization and salient linguistic features of essays. The teaching method relied heavily on explicit instruction and essential metalanguage. Concludes that explicit genre-based instruction with the…
Descriptors: College Students, Essays, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Maestri, Franca – Language Awareness, 1995
Overviews the traditional grammar-based language lesson and the communicative approach to teaching languages. The article maintains that adopting a less prescriptive approach to the formal system of the language and gradually training students to see the printed text as another form of interaction will contribute to developing a sensitivity for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Grammar
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Diffey, Norman – Language Awareness, 1995
Language awareness, integral to language education in Europe, now influences Canadian second-language programs. The General Language Education (GLE) Syllabus of the "National Core French Study" endeavors to foster language proficiency and tolerance of linguistic and cultural diversity and encourages students to develop their own learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness
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