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Gao, Xuesong; Ma, Qing – Language Awareness, 2011
Language learners and teachers' cognition in respect of learning and teaching plays a critical role in mediating their actual behaviour and decisions in the process. This study investigates the vocabulary learning and teaching beliefs held by pre-service and in-service teachers in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland so that teacher education…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Glover, Philip – Language Awareness, 2011
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) aims to encourage language learners to think about what they do when communicating, and to think about what they can do to help themselves and others to learn a language better. This paper considers to what extent the CEFR supports language learning by looking at how a group of learners, in the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Speech Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Walker, Elizabeth – Language Awareness, 2010
Commencing study through a foreign language in senior secondary school brings huge challenges because of the cognitive-linguistic demands of academic subjects. This paper argues for the need to blend sociocultural and systemic functional linguistic (SFL) perspectives to address this enormous task. Firstly, readers' attention is drawn to the less…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education, Intention
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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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Brooks, Lindsay; Swain, Merrill; Lapkin, Sharon; Knouzi, Ibtissem – Language Awareness, 2010
In this study, framed within a sociocultural theory of mind, we explore the role of languaging in mediating between students' understanding of a grammatical concept and their written production of the forms related to that concept. The development of scientific concepts, in this case of the concept of voice in French, involves the use of language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Grammar, Testing, Scientific Concepts
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Johnson, Stacey Margarita; Nelson, Barbara Mullins – Language Awareness, 2010
While many students in a foreign language classroom are successful at learning the prescribed curriculum, they may never move beyond the grammar and vocabulary to experience transformative learning. On the other hand, students who do not achieve proficiency may experience a perspective transformation as a result of studying a foreign language.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning, Transformative Learning
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Rua, Paula Lopez – Language Awareness, 2010
This article delves into the connections between language as a rule-governed system of communication and music as a means to express subcultural ideologies and satisfy collective needs. By resorting to the morphological analysis of a corpus of names of alternative music artists, the article evinces that language is a manipulable code through which…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music, Graphemes, Morphology (Languages)
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Philp, Jenefer; Walter, Susan; Basturkmen, Helen – Language Awareness, 2010
Peer interaction may facilitate acquisition through fostering learner production, feedback, and noticing of form. This study examined learners' awareness of form during peer interaction in role-play and discussion tasks over a three-week period of a tertiary intermediate-level French class. The data for the study comprised transcribed recordings…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Peer Relationship, Grammar
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Crinon, Jacques; Marin, Brigitte – Language Awareness, 2010
French students in grades 4 and 5 in schools around Paris wrote explanatory texts in L1 following a lesson in the Life Sciences, four times over the course of the school year. Each session included written correspondence with another student; half the students (Group G1) made suggestions about ways to improve the drafts of the other half of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Biological Sciences, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Kennedy, Sara; Trofimovich, Pavel – Language Awareness, 2010
We examined the relationship between the quality of second language (L2) learners' language awareness (as shown through dialogue journal entries) and the quality of their L2 pronunciation (as assessed through listener-based ratings of accentedness, comprehensibility, and fluency). The participants were 10 students enrolled in a 13-week…
Descriptors: Suprasegmentals, Metalinguistics, Language Role, English (Second Language)
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Schwartz, Mila; Mor-Sommerfeld, Aura; Leikin, Mark – Language Awareness, 2010
This article examines how majority-language teachers coping with additive education view their roles in a bilingual framework, how they perceive issues of culture and language in young bilingual children, and how they understand the term "bilingual education" in an L2 non-additive context. The study has been conducted in the context of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Norton, Julie E.; Gieve, Simon – Language Awareness, 2010
This paper explores how "native" and "non-native" speaker identities are created in the discourse of television lifestyle, travel, and documentary genres where an English "native speaker" audience is assumed. It presents a coding system for analysing the representation of actors in television programmes and examines…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Native Speakers, Television
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Xu, Wei; Wang, Yu; Case, Rod E. – Language Awareness, 2010
This study reports on findings of an investigation into Chinese students' attitudes towards varieties of English before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. One hundred and eight college students in mainland China evaluated six English speeches by two American English speakers, two British English speakers, and two Chinese English speakers for social…
Descriptors: Social Status, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Cross, Jeremy – Language Awareness, 2010
Grounded in sociocultural theory, this article outlines a small-scale study exploring metacognitive awareness of second language (L2) listening. In each of five lessons, six pairs of advanced-level, adult, Japanese, EFL learners participated in a sequence of tasks involving the explicit verbalisation of strategies as part of a pedagogical cycle…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Japanese
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Clark, Lynn; Schleef, Erik – Language Awareness, 2010
In order to achieve full native-like competence in a second language, speakers must also acquire sociolinguistic awareness in that language. This paper reports the results of a study investigating the acquisition of sociolinguistic awareness among immigrant Polish adolescents learning English in the UK. This paper asks whether Polish-born…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Adolescents, Peer Groups, English (Second Language)
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