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ERIC Number: EJ864870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Attention Processes Observed in Think-Aloud Protocols: Two Multilingual Informants Writing in Two Languages
Armengol, Lurdes; Cots, Josep M.
Language Awareness, v18 n3-4 p259-276 Aug 2009
This paper analyses how two multicompetent speakers engage with protocolling, i.e. verbalising their thoughts, while writing in two languages different from their first. The study explores how procedure- and language-related episodes of awareness affect both the writing process itself and the written product. The research draws on current issues about explicit and implicit knowledge as well as on controlled and automatic processing. It also considers different layers of language awareness to explain the data available. The analysis attempts to integrate the data extracted from think-aloud (TA) protocols with (1) the final written products assessed by independent raters, (2) stimulated recall sessions held immediately after the TA sessions, and (3) the results of a language placement test. The data reveal that verbalisation of writing processes (used as a way of accessing writers' awareness) does not relate qualitatively to the writers' output. They also show that both procedure- and language-related episodes are more frequent in the L2 than in the foreign language. (Contains 2 figures, 10 extracts, and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Spain