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Kim, Youn-hee – Language Awareness, 2020
This study draws on Sociocultural Theory to explore how 12 adult EFL learners engaged in pair work, how their willingness to engage was demonstrated in pair activities, and what other factors influenced that willingness. Six pairs engaged in seven different activities and were interviewed after all activities were completed. Each pair's type of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Sociocultural Patterns
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O'Brien, Mary Grantham – Language Awareness, 2019
This study examines the relationship between German second language (L2) learners' awareness of the German lexical stress assignment system and their ability to accurately assign stress to cognate words with predictable lexical stress. Participants were 31 adult L2 German learners from three groups: native English speakers with a range of German…
Descriptors: Phonology, Second Language Learning, German, Second Language Instruction
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – Language Awareness, 2014
This study explores L2 learners' awareness of meaning of L2 conventional expressions and the effect of form-meaning associations on the use of the expressions in L2 pragmatics. Definitions and examples were elicited through an aural Vocabulary Knowledge Scale modified for expressions. Elicited definitions were used to explore the meanings that…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, Vocabulary