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Kang, Hyun-Sook; Ahn, So-Yeon – Language Awareness, 2019
This study explored Korean university students' beliefs and perspectives on different English varieties, and their transformation in learner perceptions with respect to English learning, diversity in the English language, and learning of different English varieties over the course of a semester. On two occasions, Korean university students (N =…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ahn, So-Yeon – Language Awareness, 2016
The present study explores Korean students' demonstration of language awareness through their engagement in language play. Grounded in the understanding of the relationship between language play and an "engagement with language" (EWL) perspective, this ethnographic and discourse analytic study investigates how Korean students aged 11-15…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, English (Second Language)
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Kearney, Erin; Ahn, So-Yeon – Language Awareness, 2014
What does development of language awareness among very young world language learners look like, especially when they have relatively infrequent exposure to the language they are learning? Adopting an "engagement with language" (EWL) perspective and attending closely to classroom discourse, our research analyses interactional data drawn…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Second Language Learning, Disadvantaged Youth, Metalinguistics