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Chik, Alice; Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia – Language Awareness, 2020
The acquisition of a language is a complex process. Applied Linguistics research tends to view this process as classroom-based. It is only more recently that learners, in particular young learners, are being placed in the centre of investigation in research exploring language learning from their subjective perspectives. To understand these…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ke, Sihui; Xiao, Feng – Language Awareness, 2015
Substantial biliteracy research on two alphabetic languages has indicated that, once it is fostered in the first language (L1) literacy experience, morphological awareness can transfer and facilitate second language (L2) reading. It is still unclear, however, whether L1 metalinguistic awareness transfers in the same manner across typologically…
Descriptors: Chinese, English, Transfer of Training, Bilingualism
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Teramoto, Hiromi; Mickan, Peter – Language Awareness, 2008
This paper analyses the first author's experiences in writing a critical review at the beginning of postgraduate study in Australia. Utilising the first author's position as both a researcher and the researched, the paper provides a narrative account of her stage-by-stage progress in writing a review, followed by an interpretive analysis from a…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Fortune, Alan – Language Awareness, 2005
This paper looks at the employment of metalanguage by advanced English L2 users engaged in Dictogloss, a form-focused collaborative writing task, and compares it with that in an earlier study of intermediate learners. First, three commonly employed types of metalinguistic terms are recognised, listed and compared with those reported in a study of…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics
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Borg, Simon – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper reviews studies of teacher cognition in relation to the teaching of grammar in first, second, and foreign language classrooms. Teacher cognition encompasses a range of psychological constructs and these are reflected in the research reviewed here. Thus, in turn, I discuss studies of teachers' declarative knowledge about grammar, of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Grammar, Schemata (Cognition), Second Language Instruction
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Jones, Sabine – Language Awareness, 1993
This article establishes the case for making students aware of their own language learning styles, so that they may gain some control over their own learning processes. The specific focus is on the cognitive styles of field dependence and field independence, which are thought to be most relevant for foreign language learning. (32 references) (MDM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Field Dependence Independence, Language Attitudes, Learning Processes
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van Essen, Arthur – Language Awareness, 1992
Surveys language awareness in Netherlands, outlining history of language awareness in Holland, tracing back to late nineteenth-century reform movement. Second section deals with teaching Dutch as a native language, third gives account of what language awareness means in context of Dutch as a second language, and fourth describes language awareness…
Descriptors: Dutch, Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Candelier, Michel – Language Awareness, 1992
This article discusses the growing awareness of "language awareness" by secondary-level French teachers. Specific focus is on the extent to which the concept of language awareness can help solve some of the current problems of foreign language policy in Europe. (20 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Public Policy
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Singleton, David – Language Awareness, 1992
Examines prospects for the establishment of a school level Interdisciplinary Language Awareness Programme in the Republic of Ireland. The language awareness environment is explored, including references to the subject in educational reports, cross-disciplinary collaboration in the languages area, and the teaching of linguistics courses in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Stainton, Caroline – Language Awareness, 1992
The problem of providing a systematic understanding of Language Awareness (LA) is reviewed. Topics covered include principles behind the various terms used to refer to LA and types of knowledge about language, intervention, and the value of studying genre awareness. (39 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Language Processing, Language Research