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Simard, Daphnée; Guénette, Danièle; Bergeron, Annie – Language Awareness, 2015
The impact written corrective feedback (WCF) has on second language development is still a subject of much debate. While some believe it leads to improvement, others are more sceptical. But in order for WCF to lead to second language improvement, learners must first be able to not only correctly interpret the WCF but also understand the linguistic…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), French
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Cáceres-Lorenzo, MTeresa – Language Awareness, 2015
The present research aims to identify the factors involved in the successful completion of the "Young Chinese Test" 2-A1 (YCT 2-A1) at Spanish Confucius Institute (Canary Islands). Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) entails several learning difficulties compared with other European languages. This study was conducted on 61 monolingual…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Stamou, Anastasia G.; Maroniti, Katerina; Griva, Eleni – Language Awareness, 2015
Considering the role of popular cultural texts in shaping sociolinguistic reality, it makes sense to explore how children actually receive those texts and what conceptualisations of sociolinguistic diversity they form through those texts. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine Greek young children's views on sociolinguistic…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Cartoons, Television Viewing, Speech Communication
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Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia – Language Awareness, 2015
In this article, we analyse visual narratives of multilingual children, in order to acknowledge their self-perception as multilingual selves. Through the analysis of drawings produced by children enrolled in Portuguese as heritage language (PHL) classes in Germany, we analyse how bi-/multilingual children perceive their multilingual repertoires…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Freehand Drawing, Code Switching (Language)
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Raymond, Chase Wesley – Language Awareness, 2015
Researchers from a variety of academic disciplines have begun to incorporate Web-based methodologies in their research agendas. Nonetheless, many of those interested in language ideologies--i.e. speakers' beliefs about language, as well as their rationalisation of those beliefs-- vehemently stand by site-specific ethnographic approaches. Rather…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Research, Ethnography, Research Methodology
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Graus, Johan; Coppen, Peter-Arno – Language Awareness, 2015
Numerous second language acquisition (SLA) researchers have tried to define grammatical difficulty in second and foreign language acquisition--often as part of an attempt to relate the efficacy of different types of instruction to the degree of difficulty of grammatical structures. The resulting proliferation of definitions and the lack of a…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Statistical Analysis
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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh; Do, Thi Thanh Ha; Nguyen, Anh Tuan; Pham, Thi Thanh Thuy – Language Awareness, 2015
As email requests from students to professors have become increasingly common in academic settings, research has also shown second-language (L2) students' unfamiliarity with email etiquette in L2 has adversely affected their communication with their professors. The present study examines whether giving corrective feedback on students' performance…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Pragmatics, Error Correction, Teacher Student Relationship
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McKenzie, Robert M. – Language Awareness, 2015
In addition to the examination of non-linguists' evaluations of different speech varieties, in recent years sociolinguists and sociophoneticians have afforded greater attention towards the ways in which naïve listeners perceive, process, and encode spoken language variation, including the identification of language varieties as regionally or…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Language Variation, English, Native Language
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Watson, Annabel Mary – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper reports on an investigation of L1 English teachers' conceptual and evaluative beliefs about teaching grammar, one strand of a larger Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded investigation into the impact of contextualised grammar teaching [RES-062-23-0775]. Thirty-one teachers in English secondary schools were interviewed…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Native Language, Grammar
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Berry, Roger – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper looks at the continued survival of "myths" about English grammar, for example, the statement that in negative and interrogative sentences "any" should be used instead of "some". It is based on a survey of 195 Hong Kong students majoring in English, in five different cohorts, which found that such myths are…
Descriptors: Grammar, Misconceptions, Student Surveys, College Students
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Watson, Kevin; Clark, Lynn – Language Awareness, 2015
Evaluative reactions to language stimuli are presumably dynamic events, constantly changing through time as the signal unfolds, yet the tools we usually use to capture these reactions provide us with only a snapshot of this process by recording reactions at a single point in time. This paper outlines and evaluates a new methodology which employs…
Descriptors: Dialects, Pronunciation, Listening, Responses
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Wrembel, Magdalena – Language Awareness, 2015
The paper focuses on an unexplored area of metalinguistic awareness in the acquisition of third language (L3) phonology, hereafter referred to as metaphonological awareness. It addresses the role of attention and noticing in input processing. The contribution constitutes a part of a larger scale project on metaphonological awareness in various…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Phonology, Polish, Multilingualism
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Willoughby, Louisa; Starks, Donna; Taylor-Leech, Kerry – Language Awareness, 2015
Adolescence is a time in young people's lives when identities are being constructed and what their friends say is particularly important. The teenage years are a critical period in terms of attitudes to language, yet there have been relatively few studies of student metalanguage and, to our knowledge, no studies which have considered age-graded…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Metalinguistics, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Boers, Frank; Lindstromberg, Seth; Eyckmans, June – Language Awareness, 2014
English phraseology abounds with alliterative multiword units (e.g., slippery slope), which suggests that alliterative word strings have a comparative advantage to become stock phrases. One plausible explanation for this advantage is that alliterative word strings are relatively memorable, all else being equal, although there is little directly…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Phrase Structure, Metalinguistics, Teaching Methods
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Kearney, Erin; Ahn, So-Yeon – Language Awareness, 2014
What does development of language awareness among very young world language learners look like, especially when they have relatively infrequent exposure to the language they are learning? Adopting an "engagement with language" (EWL) perspective and attending closely to classroom discourse, our research analyses interactional data drawn…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Second Language Learning, Disadvantaged Youth, Metalinguistics
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