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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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Ruan, Zhoulin – Language Awareness, 2014
This paper reports on an investigation into metacognitive awareness of Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) student writers, under a threefold metacognition framework--person, task, and strategy variables, and within the broader domain of cognitive writing theories. Data were collected in a Chinese tertiary English language teaching (ELT)…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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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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Xu, Hainu; Lyster, Roy – Language Awareness, 2014
This study explores whether and to what degree explicit form-focused instruction (FFI) facilitates the use of morphosyntactic forms in second language oral production and also whether it has differential effects on morphosyntactic forms with different linguistic variables. Twenty-seven university-level Chinese EFL participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Syntax, Pretests Posttests, English (Second Language)
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Graham, Suzanne; Santos, Denise – Language Awareness, 2013
This paper considers the issue raised in 2008 by Gillian Brown in her article "Selective listening" regarding whether nouns are "privileged" in memory over verbs during listening tasks, and whether attention to nouns, at least in the early stages of L2 learning, is a desirable strategy to be taught to learners, as Brown…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Listening Skills, Verbs
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Philp, Jenefer; Iwashita, Noriko – Language Awareness, 2013
This study examines whether the process of interacting in a second language, versus observing others interact, may differentially affect learner's awareness of language. This study involved 26 university students of intermediate-level French. Two experimental groups, Interactors and Observers, engaged in three sessions of dyadic task-based…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Miguel, Nausica Marcos – Language Awareness, 2012
This paper contributes to the literature on the transferability of grapho-morphological awareness (GMA) for second language (L2) learners by analysing L2 learners' knowledge of morphology in reading. GMA helps readers to identify grammatical categories, infer meanings of unfamiliar words, and access stored lexical information. Previous research…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Morphemes, Written Language, Reading Processes
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Svalberg, Agneta Marie-Louise – Language Awareness, 2012
This study explored some MA students' perceptions of a Grammar Awareness course for language teachers. The aim was to understand how group tasks might help students build Grammar Awareness. Two cohorts of students were surveyed and interviewed. In this paper, the survey responses are discussed in some depth. While the first cohort was left to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Conflict, Beginning Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Finkbeiner, Claudia; Knierim, Markus; Smasal, Marc; Ludwig, Peter H. – Language Awareness, 2012
The ADEQUA research project has gained empirical evidence on how the situationally adequate use of learning strategies can be facilitated during cooperative reading tasks in the EFL (English as a foreign language) classroom. Two video studies were conducted with ninth-grade EFL learners in German schools: the first (laboratory) study investigated…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Video Technology, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Seifoori, Zohreh; Vahidi, Zahra – Language Awareness, 2012
The research findings reported on here confirm the facilitative role of pre-task planning on fluency and of online task planning on accuracy of speech. This quasi-experimental research was conducted to examine whether learners could be trained to attend to the fluency of their speech while planning online and whether such training might compensate…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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van Compernolle, Remi A.; Williams, Lawrence – Language Awareness, 2011
This article reports on a study of second language (L2) French learners' self-generated use of gesture to think through and resolve a metalinguistic awareness-raising task during small-group work with an expert mediator. Although the use of gesture in L2 communication and pedagogy has recently received increasing attention, little research has…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Metalinguistics, French, Nonverbal Communication
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Ishii, David N. – Language Awareness, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of a new coding system that incorporates the various types of metatalk that occurred during paired learners' engagement in a consciousness-raising task. On the basis of previous studies, metalanguage (e.g. with or without terminology), knowledge sources (e.g. intuition), and verbalisation strategies…
Descriptors: Coding, Consciousness Raising, Metalinguistics, Task Analysis
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Saito, Kazuya – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports on an instructed second language acquisition study that investigated the effects of explicit phonetic instruction on second language pronunciation by adopting two different outcome measurements (i.e. a rubric of accentedness as well as comprehensibility). Twenty native Japanese learners of English in ESL (English as a second…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Phonetics, English (Second Language)
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Serrano, Raquel – Language Awareness, 2011
The purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of metalinguistic instruction on students' metalinguistic knowledge on the one hand, and on students' performance in metalinguistic and oral production tasks on the other hand. Two groups of primary school students learning English as a foreign language were chosen. One of them (Rule group) was…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Form Classes (Languages), English (Second Language), Error Correction
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Ammar, Ahlem; Lightbown, Patsy M.; Spada, Nina – Language Awareness, 2010
This study is an investigation of the extent to which francophone learners of English as a second language (ESL) are aware of the differences between French and English question formation and how such awareness relates to their L2 performance. Three tasks were administered to 58 grades 5 and 6 francophone ESL learners. In a grammaticality…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Grade 5, Grade 6, French
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