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Giebler, Ralf – Language Awareness, 2012
It has been suggested recently that it may be useful for language teaching practitioners to have some knowledge of cognitive linguistics. Cognitive linguistics (CL) provides tools that may help the language-teaching practitioner to gain insight into the semantic potential of words and communicate the meaning of lexical chunks in greater detail…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Semantics, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Yi-chen; Lai, Huei-ling – Language Awareness, 2012
Most studies about figurative language learning focus on metaphor rather than metonymy; however, the interactions of metonymy and metaphor are so intricate that the boundary forms not a dichotomy but a continuum. Such a continuum and its influences on figurative language learning have not been studied in depth. The present study investigates EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries
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Tragant, Elsa; Victori, Mia – Language Awareness, 2012
In studies dealing with language learning strategies in the school context, the variables of proficiency and age are often difficult to isolate since students accumulate more hours of foreign language instruction as they move up from grade to grade. This study aimed to deal with these two variables independently by analysing learning strategy use…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Age Differences, Learning Strategies
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Woodgate-Jones, Alex; Grenfell, Michael – Language Awareness, 2012
This paper considers the case of Intercultural Understanding (IU) as a component part of foreign language learning and teaching in the upper stage of primary schools (roughly ages 7-11 years) in the UK. It is set within a specific context of curriculum innovation, namely recent policy changes which have introduced IU as a key part of primary…
Descriptors: Innovation, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Saito, Kazuya; van Poeteren, Kim – Language Awareness, 2012
A questionnaire study was conducted to examine how 120 highly experienced EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers in Japan adjust their pronunciation in order to facilitate and refine their students' learning skills to approach mutual intelligibility in second language (L2) classrooms (i.e. "pronunciation-specific teacher talk").…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation
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Zenotz, Victoria – Language Awareness, 2012
In a world in which online reading is becoming increasingly common and, as a consequence, online literacy more and more necessary, this paper focuses on possibility of training L2 (second language) readers to bridge the gap between paper reading and online reading. Many researchers believe metacognitive awareness to be the most important ability…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Reading Processes
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White, Joanna L.; Horst, Marlise – Language Awareness, 2012
This study is part of a larger investigation of the usefulness of instruction designed to raise cross-linguistic awareness in young Francophone learners of English in Quebec. In the research reported here, the focus is on cognates. Since previous research shows that learners typically fail to recognise many helpful similarities between words in a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Metalinguistics, Native Speakers, French
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Byram, Michael – Language Awareness, 2012
The vexed question of the relationship between "language" and "culture" will be the starting point. I do not propose to "resolve" the question but to consider some ways in which relationships between cultural awareness and language awareness might be conceptualised and then have some impact on language education. By…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Metalinguistics, Cultural Awareness, Lifelong Learning
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Cajkler, Wasyl; Hall, Bernadette – Language Awareness, 2012
This study explored the language capability of two groups of new teachers in a multilingual city: the first in their initial teacher education year, and the second near the end of their induction year. Almost all teachers in the city face the challenge of teaching English as an additional language in classrooms characterised by super-diversity and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, French, Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers
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Sato, Masatoshi; Ballinger, Susan – Language Awareness, 2012
In this paper, both a cognitive and a sociocultural theoretical perspective are used to bring together findings from two studies that investigated the effects of instruction designed to enhance the potentially positive effect of peer interaction on L2 development. Despite differences between the studies' learning contexts, participants' age, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Immersion Programs, Metalinguistics, Grade 3
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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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Negueruela-Azarola, Eduardo – Language Awareness, 2011
This narrative interview study of a Spanish learner documents and explains apparent contradictions in a student's story when reporting on why she continues to take Spanish even when she does not like it or perform well in foreign language courses. A dialectical approach to human activity based on sociocultural theory is used to make sense of her…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Interviews
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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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