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Fukuta, Junya; Tamura, Yu; Kawaguchi, Yusaku – Language Awareness, 2019
Recent studies have shown that languaging contributes to second language skill development. Feedback is often used in combination with languaging as a prompt of verbalization during writing revision, and this combination has shown the effect of increasing the quality of writing. The present study tested whether and how indirect feedback helps…
Descriptors: Written Language, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition), Writing Instruction
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Woll, Nina – Language Awareness, 2019
While metalinguistic awareness (MLA) has been shown to play a crucial role in second and third language acquisition, a variety of methodological approaches point to the difficulty of operationalising the concept. The present study provides a critical analysis of MLA in relation to its measurement by means of a French-language test of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Swierzbin, Bonnie; Reimer, Julia – Language Awareness, 2019
This mixed-methods study uses concept maps to investigate the effects of an English pedagogical grammar course on the beliefs of teachers-in-training (n = 40) enrolled over a 2-year period at a private university in the U.S. Midwest. The course takes a functional approach to grammar based on systemic-functional linguistics and is typically the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Linguistics, Grammar, Concept Mapping
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Padilla, Lillie Vivian; Vana, Rosti – Language Awareness, 2019
This study presents a critical discourse analysis of underlying language ideologies derived from L2 Spanish textbooks. Although previous research has tended to focus on ideologies contained in Spanish heritage language textbooks, in the present analysis, we expand this narrow scope by focusing on L2 Spanish textbooks, specifically…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Textbooks
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Schluer, Jennifer – Language Awareness, 2018
In L2 reading, words and the concepts they denote frequently constitute an important vehicle or obstacle in the comprehension process. However, this has been rarely explored from a language awareness perspective. The current research therefore tailors the constructs of lexical awareness and conceptual awareness to L2 reading contexts by using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Lexicology
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Koller, Veronika – Language Awareness, 2018
This paper argues that linguistic skills and awareness are essential requirements for professionals whose work centres on language as a product. Brought about by the commodification of language in developed economies, language work such as brand consulting, text design or online marketing requires linguistic knowledge and resources that many…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Svalberg, Agneta M.-L. – Language Awareness, 2018
The paper discusses how learner engagement in language learning settings has been conceived of and investigated in the past decade. Whilst a cognitive focus used to predominate in research on language learners' engagement, the importance of affective (and social) factors is increasingly recognised. The paper interrogates 'engagement' in the…
Descriptors: Language Research, Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Angelovska, Tanja – Language Awareness, 2018
This study is concerned with finding out how L3 (third language) learners recognize and make conscious use of cross-linguistic similarities and differences and whether their metalinguistic reflections are in correlation with their proficiency. Written text productions of thirteen L3 learners of English, aged 20-25, at different L3 levels (A2, B1,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Correlation, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Rieder, Maria – Language Awareness, 2018
This article argues that Irish Travellers' ideologies of languageness and their definition of Cant are closely linked to their perceptions of social reality. Cant is a communicative code which Travellers use beside English in Traveller-specific situations. Based on the analysis of focus groups, I take a folk-linguistic and anthropological approach…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Migrants, Minority Groups, Jargon
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Palfreyman, David M.; Al-Bataineh, Afaf – Language Awareness, 2018
Translanguaging is defined by Canagarajah as 'the ability of multilingual speakers to shuttle between languages, treating the diverse languages that form their repertoire as an integrated system'. University students in our own working context have grown up in a multilingual society and study courses in both Arabic (their first language) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Students
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Radinger, Sandra – Language Awareness, 2018
This paper discusses the relationship between language awareness and agency by means of a follow-up analysis of language diary based interviews with refugees and locals in Vienna collected in 2016. Based on the previous insights gained about the availablity of linguistic resources, the study puts forward arguments for relating the question of…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Case Studies, Refugees, Discourse Analysis
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Woll, Nina – Language Awareness, 2018
The present research examines the role of metalinguistic awareness (MLA) in positive transfer from a second to a third language. The main focus is on levels of metalinguistic reflection which emerged from the analysis of think-aloud protocols (TAPs). Previously, a reflexive dimension of MLA was established by means of the "Test d'habiletés…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Protocol Analysis
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Kopecková, Romana – Language Awareness, 2018
In the field of third language acquisition metalinguistic awareness is posited to be a fundamental component of multilingual competence and a key factor facilitating the acquisition of additional languages. Building upon Bialystok's model of attention and control, and Wrembel's research into metaphonological awareness in adult L3 learners, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, Phonological Awareness, Language Acquisition
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language Awareness, 2018
In this paper, we explore the extent to which a stay abroad in a Danish university in which English is a frequent medium of instruction can be a very suitable context for students to increase their language proficiency and to develop both awareness of their communicative skills and their confidence in them. The data analysed come from (i) a pre-…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Study Abroad, College Students
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Lee, Jang Ho – Language Awareness, 2018
Despite the increasing volume of studies on classroom language use research, scant attention has been paid to the relationship between learners' attitudes towards classroom language choice and classroom variables that they perceive to motivate their target language learning. This study examines this issue with Korean undergraduate English as a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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