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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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Swierzbin, Bonnie; Reimer, Julia – Language Awareness, 2019
This mixed-methods study uses concept maps to investigate the effects of an English pedagogical grammar course on the beliefs of teachers-in-training (n = 40) enrolled over a 2-year period at a private university in the U.S. Midwest. The course takes a functional approach to grammar based on systemic-functional linguistics and is typically the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Linguistics, Grammar, Concept Mapping
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Padilla, Lillie Vivian; Vana, Rosti – Language Awareness, 2019
This study presents a critical discourse analysis of underlying language ideologies derived from L2 Spanish textbooks. Although previous research has tended to focus on ideologies contained in Spanish heritage language textbooks, in the present analysis, we expand this narrow scope by focusing on L2 Spanish textbooks, specifically…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Textbooks
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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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Zhu, Yan; Wang, Beilei – Language Awareness, 2019
This article reports on a large-scale survey study investigating EFL learners' beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF). A 44-item questionnaire tapping into learners' beliefs about corrective feedback was administered to 2670 Chinese EFL learners. These learners were from 15 Chinese universities in 14 provinces and municipalities across the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McManus, Kevin – Language Awareness, 2019
The present study examined the extent to which first language (L1) awareness can benefit second language (L2) grammatical learning of the French "Imparfait", a crosslinguistically complex target feature. Sixty-nine English-speaking learners of L2 French received different types of explicit information (EI) about L2 or L2 + L1…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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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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Karagiannaki, Evanthia; Stamou, Anastasia G. – Language Awareness, 2018
In this article, we report on the results of a critical literacy project on fairy tales, which was implemented with a class of first graders (6-7 years old) in Greece in the context of teaching Greek as a mother tongue. As a teaching approach, critical literacy entails a radical change in the school culture, being at odds with the Greek…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Fairy Tales, Greek, Critical Literacy
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Putjata, Galina – Language Awareness, 2018
Normative-theoretical discourse in pedagogy calls for transformation in educational approaches towards multilingualism. The key question in multilingual education remains: Can language ideologies be transformed? The present paper investigates how the field of language awareness can contribute to this process and what practical changes and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Tian, Lili; Li, Li – Language Awareness, 2018
This study aims to investigate the perception of Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) students towards the written and oral peer feedback they provided, received and observed in triads during an English writing course. Sixty-nine sophomores in a Chinese university who participated in the course filled out a questionnaire; nine of them,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Oral Language, Feedback (Response)
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Dubiner, Deborah – Language Awareness, 2018
This is the second of two articles based on a study of the contribution of vocabulary notebooks to the development of second language vocabulary, language awareness, metacognitive skills and pedagogical skills of non-native English-speaking pre-service teachers. In this article, the impact of reflections on non-native pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Metalinguistics, Vocabulary Development, Learning Processes
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Rogers, John – Language Awareness, 2017
Recent years have witnessed a strong and increasing interest in the incidental learning of second language grammar. While much of this research has focused on the acquisition of second language word order or noun-determiner systems, relatively fewer studies have examined the learning of second language morphology. Results of studies that have…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Incidental Learning, Grammar, Language Tests
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Hofer, Barbara – Language Awareness, 2017
This paper looks at multicompetence aspects of multilingual learning and offers a new conceptual framework for the discussion of multicompetence. The paper takes Cook's multicompetence theory as the point of departure and proposes a reconceptualisation thereof which is broader in scope and keyed to a dynamic systems and complexity theory…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Guidelines, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods
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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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