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Littlewood, William; Danli, Li – Language Awareness, 2006
This paper explores the sociolinguistic awareness in English of tertiary level students in Hong Kong and Wuhan (Mainland China). The language data consisted of specific instances when a native speaker presenter made changes, in the course of oral delivery, to the written text of a conference paper that she had prepared in advance. Matched pairs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Native Speakers
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Littlewood, William – Language Awareness, 2001
Focuses on a number of episodes in intercultural communication in which there is some degree of mismatch between the intentions and interpretations of the interlocutors. Three concepts are used to illustrate the nature of these mismatches: the concept of common ground, the principle of indexicaity, and the concept of cultural models. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication, Metalinguistics
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Littlewood, William – Language Awareness, 1996
Argues that the issues raised by the exchange of papers between Simon Borg and Paul Rastall are fundamental to the process of education and to the roles and identities of teachers and researchers. Points out that the distinction between the two kinds of knowledge within which education operates lies at the heart of the problem of bridging practice…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Models