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Williams, Angie; Garrett, Peter – Language Awareness, 2012
Taking an intergroup communication perspective, this study extends previous research into intergenerational communication. Firstly, we widen the respondent base, insofar as much previous research has tended to use college/university student respondents. Here, we asked young teenagers aged 12-16 years about their communication experiences with…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, College Students
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Milobog, Magdalena; Garrett, Peter – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports a study of perceptions and attitudes relating to regional varieties of Polish. The methodology followed folk linguistic approaches to attitudes research. Respondents in two Polish provinces were asked to draw on a map of Poland where they thought the main regional varieties of Polish were spoken, and then to name and…
Descriptors: Dialects, Semantics, Semantic Differential, Interpersonal Relationship
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Garrett, Peter; Austin, Christopher – Language Awareness, 1993
The origins of the English Genitive Apostrophe (EGA) are relatively recent, and considerable variation in its use by native speakers is evident. A study of 45 undergraduates/postgraduates suggests overall that there continues to be a lack of accord between usage of and prescriptive rules for EGA. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Garrett, Peter; And Others – Language Awareness, 1995
This paper summarizes some of the findings from a project in progress that researches teachers' sociolinguistic awareness in Wales. Some interesting differences between labels and scales data are considered, and issues of importance to language awareness are highlighted. (VWL)
Descriptors: Dialects, English, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes