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Benati, Alessandro; Batziou, Maria – Language Awareness, 2019
The present study explores discourse and long-term effects of structured input (SI) and structured output when delivered in isolation or in combination on the acquisition of the English causative. Research investigating the effects of SI has indicated that it is the causative variable in the positive effects of processing instruction. To provide…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Teaching Methods, Language Processing, Elementary School Students
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Basterrechea, María; Leeser, Michael J. – Language Awareness, 2019
Research on form focused instruction has provided support for the use of collaborative tasks in which learners focus their attention on formal aspects of language and consciously reflect on their own language use (i.e. produce language-related episodes or LREs). A strand of research on LREs in different educational contexts examines the effect of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Language of Instruction
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Fortier, Véronique; Simard, Daphnée – Language Awareness, 2017
The contribution of phonological memory to syntactic abilities has been demonstrated in various populations, but its relationship to metasyntactic abilities, defined as the ability to control syntactic aspects of language, remains largely unexplored. This study therefore aims to examine the contribution of phonological memory in the completion of…
Descriptors: Phonology, Memory, Task Analysis, Metalinguistics
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Candry, Sarah; Deconinck, Julie; Eyckmans, June – Language Awareness, 2017
Research has shown that prompting learners to elaborate on the appropriateness of form-meaning links can be an efficient vocabulary learning exercise (Deconinck, Boers & Eyckmans, 2017). In this paper we wish to shed more light on the mental processes that occur during this specific elaborative task by investigating the influence of individual…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Likert Scales, Protocol Analysis
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Cheng, Dongmei – Language Awareness, 2017
Adopting retrospective verbal report, or RVR as the instrument, this study reports an analysis of the perceptions of native-English-speaking (NES) and non-native-English-speaking (NNES) students, who apologised to their instructors in coursework-related situations. Sixty NESs from different levels and disciplinary areas and 63 NNESs (Arabic and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semitic Languages, Chinese, Native Language
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Tsang, Art – Language Awareness, 2017
Learning whether English nouns are countable or not is a source of great difficulty for many ESL/EFL learners. In the present study, a grammaticality judgement task comprised of a range of nouns representative of the different facets of the countability system in English was distributed to 82 native speakers of English (NSs) and 98 non-native…
Descriptors: Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yalçin, Sebnem; Çeçen, Sevdeger; Erçetin, Gülcan – Language Awareness, 2016
Working memory (WM) as a key component of language aptitude has become a topical issue, with some going so far as to argue that WM can replace language aptitude. Research that specifically investigates the relationship between WM and language aptitude is rather limited. This study explores the determinants of language aptitude, with a focus on WM…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Second Language Learning, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Schaeffer-Lacroix, Eva – Language Awareness, 2016
Johns reports in his text "Kibbitzing one-to-ones" (1997) that corpus-informed metatalk with a foreign language expert helps apprentice writers to make progress in independent text revision. Expecting this progress to be based on the development of expert-like ways to observe language features, I integrated Johns' so-called kibbitzing…
Descriptors: German, Form Classes (Languages), Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Kim, Choonkyong – Language Awareness, 2016
Most second language (L2) learners are aware of the importance of vocabulary, and this awareness usually directs their attention to learning new words. By contrast, learners do not often recognise unfamiliar idioms if all the compositional parts look familiar to them such as "turn the corner" or "carry the day." College-level…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students, Figurative Language
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Zhang, Yanhui; Li, Ruyu – Language Awareness, 2016
This study investigates the role of morphological awareness in the incidental learning of Mandarin Chinese characters among Chinese as second language (CSL) learners. Participants of the study were 20 college-level international students, uniformly Thai in language background, enrolled to study CSL at Southwest University, Chongqing, China. The…
Descriptors: Role, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Ke, Sihui; Xiao, Feng – Language Awareness, 2015
Substantial biliteracy research on two alphabetic languages has indicated that, once it is fostered in the first language (L1) literacy experience, morphological awareness can transfer and facilitate second language (L2) reading. It is still unclear, however, whether L1 metalinguistic awareness transfers in the same manner across typologically…
Descriptors: Chinese, English, Transfer of Training, Bilingualism
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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh; Do, Thi Thanh Ha; Nguyen, Anh Tuan; Pham, Thi Thanh Thuy – Language Awareness, 2015
As email requests from students to professors have become increasingly common in academic settings, research has also shown second-language (L2) students' unfamiliarity with email etiquette in L2 has adversely affected their communication with their professors. The present study examines whether giving corrective feedback on students' performance…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Pragmatics, Error Correction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Park, Eun Sung; Nassif, Lama – Language Awareness, 2014
Research on textual enhancement (TE) has given rise to several factors that may play a role in generating learners' noticing of target forms, one of which pertains to the nature of the target form(s). In particular, results have suggested that learners are more likely to notice more meaning-bearing forms than less meaning-bearing forms.…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Form Classes (Languages)
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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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Mora, Joan C.; Rochdi, Youssef; Kivistö-de Souza, Hanna – Language Awareness, 2014
This study investigated Spanish-speaking learners' awareness of a non-distinctive phonetic difference between Spanish and English through a delayed mimicry paradigm. We assessed learners' speech production accuracy through voice onset time (VOT) duration measures in word-initial pre-vocalic /p t k/ in Spanish and English words, and in Spanish…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Phonological Awareness, English, Spanish
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