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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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Svalberg, Agneta M-L. – Language Awareness, 2016
This paper outlines the context in which Language Awareness (LA) research is currently situated and where it might be going. The starting point is Eric Hawkins's vision (40 years ago) of LA as a bridge between school subjects and, in wider society, between people of different backgrounds and languages. Although considerable progress has been made…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language Research, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning
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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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Chavez, Monika – Language Awareness, 2016
This study examined the responses of 39 first-year, 63 second-year, 20 third-year, and 19 fourth-year US college learners of German when they were asked what forms of L2 grammar they, respectively, find particularly difficult; do not expect to ever acquire fully; and believe are not necessary for self-expression. Nominal morphology--particularly…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, German, Grammar
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Fajardo, Guadalupe Ruiz; Torres-Guzmán, María E. – Language Awareness, 2016
This study looks at a case study research on a language awareness workshop in a New York public school with a dual language (Spanish/English) program. A learner-centred lesson, taught in Spanish, focused on basic personal information exchanges for in-service teachers who taught only in English and who had some limited knowledge of Spanish. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Workshops, Spanish
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Yang, Luxin – Language Awareness, 2016
The present study examined the effects of languaging by asking four pairs of Chinese university English as a foreign language (EFL) students to rewrite a story from a different perspective through three stages (composing--comparing- revising). Multiple sources of data were collected, including pair discussions, co-constructed writings, individual…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics, Second Language Instruction
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Gnevsheva, Ksenia – Language Awareness, 2016
We know little about what raters rely on when participating in accentedness perception tasks as their qualitative comments are rarely scrutinised. At the same time, we know that (assumed) social information influences listener behaviour. This study investigates rater attitudes to and stereotypes about speakers of different varieties of English,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Auditory Perception, Stereotypes, Grammar
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Lee, Mun Woo; Han, Moon-sub; Hyun, Eun Ryung – Language Awareness, 2016
This study investigates the multilingual practices and ideologies of North Korean refugee students in neoliberal South Korean society. Language tracking forms were completed over a seven-day period and individual interviews about participants' perceptions of English, Chinese, South Korean, and North Korean were conducted. The findings show that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Neoliberalism
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Saito, Kazuya; Shintani, Natsuko – Language Awareness, 2016
The current study examined how two groups of native speakers--monolingual Canadians and multilingual Singaporeans--differentially perceive foreign accentedness in spontaneous second language (L2) speech. The Singaporean raters, who had exposure to various models of English and also spoke multiple L2s on a daily basis, demonstrated more lenient…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), North American English
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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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Cruz, Manuel Padilla – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper suggests a series of steps for teaching complaint behaviour in English. The production of complaints requires a meta-pragmatic awareness of their interactive value and functions, their different types and realisations, pragmalinguistic formulae frequently employed or the socio-pragmatic factors affecting them, among others, which many…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Guidelines
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Henery, Ashlie – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper examines the resulting qualitative transformation of two students' metapragmatic awareness following a semester abroad in southern France--one of whom had access to a concept-based pragmatics instruction programme (expert-mediation), while the other followed a standard semester programme. The larger study from which these cases are…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Albury, Nathan John – Language Awareness, 2015
Language policies have a better chance of succeeding if they align with the persuasions of the polity, and this is only more pronounced in the case of endangered languages, such as Te Reo (the Maori language) in New Zealand. There, a comprehensive suite of laws, policies, and programmes are in place to acknowledge and reverse the linguistic…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Diachronic Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
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Kim, Tae Jin; Kuo, Li-Jen; Ramírez, Gloria; Wu, Shuang; Ku, Yu-Min; de Marin, Sharon; Ball, Alexis; Eslami, Zohreh – Language Awareness, 2015
This study aims to examine the relationship between bilingual experience and children's development of morphological and morpho-syntactic awareness. To capture both universal and language-specific bilingual effects, the study included four groups of participants: English-speaking children from a general education programme, Spanish-speaking and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Contrastive Linguistics, Bilingualism, Morphology (Languages)
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Kissling, Elizabeth M.; O'Donnell, Mary E. – Language Awareness, 2015
This study describes how oral language was assessed in an advanced-level college foreign language (FL) conversation course. Learners used the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines to guide self-analyses of their oral production at intervals throughout the course. The intent was to provide opportunities for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metalinguistics, Oral Language, Advanced Students
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