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ERIC Number: EJ796939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Elicited Metalinguistic Reflection and Second Language Learning: Is There a Link?
Simard, Daphnee; French, Leif; Fortier, Veronique
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v35 n4 p509-522 Dec 2007
This study examined the relationship between the metalinguistic reflections produced by French-speaking elementary school students and their actual learning of ESL. Using a before-after design, data was collected at the beginning (Time 1) and at the end (Time 2) of a 3-month period during which the participants kept a metalinguistic journal. Metalinguistic reflection was operationalized as the verbalized rules and generalizations about English noted by L2 learners in a journal-writing task, while L2 learning was measured by testing grammatical accuracy and receptive and productive vocabulary. The results revealed that students made significant L2 learning gains; however, there was no specific relationship between these gains and their reported metalinguistic reflections. Discussed are the potential connections among metalinguistic ability, metalinguistic tasks and specific learning contexts. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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