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ERIC Number: EJ1162039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Emerging Multilingual Awareness in Educational Contexts: From Theory to Practice
Jessner, Ulrike; Allgäuer-Hackl, Elisabeth; Hofer, Barbara
Canadian Modern Language Review, v71 n3 p157-182 Aug 2015
The aim of this article is to stress the importance of a dynamic systems or complexity theory approach as a necessary prerequisite to understanding the development of multi-competence in multilingual learners. Selected results from a study on emergent multilingual awareness in children, carried out in South Tyrol, are outlined and discussed. The classroom activities described in the second part, which were developed mainly in an Austrian school context, focus on multilingual, i.e., metalinguistic and cross-linguistic, awareness and show that multilingual approaches to teaching and learning are linked to significant benefits at the linguistic and metalinguistic levels.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland; Austria
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