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ERIC Number: ED132842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 12
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Metalinguistic Development and Bilingualism.
Ryan, Ellen Bouchard
Metalinguistic knowledge, or linguistic awareness, involves the ability to focus attention upon the form of language in and of itself, rather than merely as the vehicle by which meaning is conveyed. This ability to analyze language structures lags behind spontaneous speaking and listening performance because of the additional cognitive skills required. In this paper, the proposal that the learning of two languages should require and promote linguistic awareness is considered. Previous empirical research relevant to the hypothesis is reviewed briefly, and some experiments which would test several predictions related to the hypothesis are outlined. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Summer Conference on Language Learning (Queens College, Flushing, New York, June 1975)