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Valeo, Antonella – Language Awareness, 2013
A widely accepted theoretical premise in second language acquisition holds that learners must notice language form in order to learn it. This premise provides support for language instruction that integrates attention to language form with attention to content. Empirical research has shown this combination to be effective; however, little research…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metalinguistics
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Abednia, Arman; Izadinia, Mahsa – Language Awareness, 2013
This study is a report on the learning processes and outcomes of a reading course with a critical literacy orientation. Twenty-seven BA freshman English literature students (four males and 23 females) at the age range between 18 and 21 participated in a "Reading Comprehension 1" course at Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran. Throughout…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen
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Yoshida, Reiko – Language Awareness, 2013
Based on sociocultural and contextual perspectives, this study examines how Japanese language learners perceive a conflict between their beliefs and actions when speaking the target language in the classroom context, and how these learners change their beliefs or actions to overcome the conflict. Data were collected during a second-year level…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Conflict
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Sangster, Pauline; Anderson, Charles; O'Hara, Paul – Language Awareness, 2013
Previous research into student teachers' knowledge about language concluded that overall the picture was fairly bleak. Such research focused on the knowledge about language that the student teachers possessed when they moved from secondary school education into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. However, few studies have investigated the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Alderson, J. Charles; Hudson, Richard – Language Awareness, 2013
It is often asserted that UK school-leavers know less grammatical terminology than in earlier years. However, objective data on this supposed phenomenon are somewhat scarce. The study reported in this paper aimed to see whether and to what extent knowledge about language (KaL) has declined over three decades, and how this might relate to…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Philp, Jenefer; Iwashita, Noriko – Language Awareness, 2013
This study examines whether the process of interacting in a second language, versus observing others interact, may differentially affect learner's awareness of language. This study involved 26 university students of intermediate-level French. Two experimental groups, Interactors and Observers, engaged in three sessions of dyadic task-based…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Williams, Angie; Garrett, Peter – Language Awareness, 2012
Taking an intergroup communication perspective, this study extends previous research into intergenerational communication. Firstly, we widen the respondent base, insofar as much previous research has tended to use college/university student respondents. Here, we asked young teenagers aged 12-16 years about their communication experiences with…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, College Students
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Hondo, Junko – Language Awareness, 2012
In an analysis of learners' reflections taken in real time, this study attempts to unveil what learners attend to during a task session. A total of 110 Japanese learners of English noted rationales for their form selections of epistemic modal verbs. The data were then coded and tallied to enable quantitative analysis and to examine the association…
Descriptors: Japanese, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mitrofanova, Yelena – Language Awareness, 2012
The study investigates the importance of EFL (English as a foreign language) students' awareness of English extended pitch sequences realised within complex utterances and text sub-topics. Considering these higher levels of intonation functioning alongside with the tone group turned out to be crucial for adequate intonation production by Russian…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Razfar, Aria; Rumenapp, Joseph C. – Language Awareness, 2012
This paper draws on fieldwork conducted over the course of one academic year in two urban high-school English learner (EL) classrooms located in the south-western part of the United States. As part of a larger interest in how language ideologies mediate classroom discourse practices, this paper analyses the role of awareness in language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Ideology, Classroom Communication
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Stamou, Anastasia G. – Language Awareness, 2012
By drawing upon the dialogic theory of Bakhtin, I consider how register variation is represented in the children's books by the popular Greek writer Dr. Eugene Trivizas, with the aim to explore whether, and in what terms, it could be exploited for the raising of (critical) language awareness. Most sociolinguistic studies which have used literature…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Scripts, Metalinguistics, Language Variation
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Martin, Beth – Language Awareness, 2012
Research involving bilingual education programmes has largely focused on cognitive and academic outcomes, with a paucity of studies investigating what involvement in these programmes means to the participants. Viewing identity using the dynamic systems theory perspective, this paper reports on a study analysing how children experience their…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Education Programs, Multilingualism
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Miguel, Nausica Marcos – Language Awareness, 2012
This paper contributes to the literature on the transferability of grapho-morphological awareness (GMA) for second language (L2) learners by analysing L2 learners' knowledge of morphology in reading. GMA helps readers to identify grammatical categories, infer meanings of unfamiliar words, and access stored lexical information. Previous research…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Morphemes, Written Language, Reading Processes
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Hunerberg, Reinhard; Geile, Andrea – Language Awareness, 2012
The following contribution is a meta-analysis of the language awareness discipline from a practical application point of view. It is based on a keynote speech at the "10th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness," and deals with the implications of business requirements for language use in communication processes. The…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Metalinguistics, Meta Analysis, Intellectual Disciplines
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Svalberg, Agneta Marie-Louise – Language Awareness, 2012
This study explored some MA students' perceptions of a Grammar Awareness course for language teachers. The aim was to understand how group tasks might help students build Grammar Awareness. Two cohorts of students were surveyed and interviewed. In this paper, the survey responses are discussed in some depth. While the first cohort was left to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Conflict, Beginning Teachers, English (Second Language)
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