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Lucas, Matt – Language Awareness, 2020
The present study investigated the interface between explicit instruction and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in an effort to reduce plural marking errors among Japanese EFL learners. The instruction involved raising contrastive awareness of cross-linguistic and conceptual features, and was delivered via an online medium. A total of 180…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bell, Philippa; Fortier, Véronique; Gauvin, Isabelle – Language Awareness, 2020
The role of L1 knowledge about language (L1KAL) in L2 teaching/learning has received little research attention despite its potential importance. In this study, 9 primary (aged 11) and 16 secondary (aged 15) school francophones working in dyads edited an English paragraph containing 19 errors whilst justifying each change. Their discussions were…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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Fortier, Véronique; Simard, Daphnée – Language Awareness, 2017
The contribution of phonological memory to syntactic abilities has been demonstrated in various populations, but its relationship to metasyntactic abilities, defined as the ability to control syntactic aspects of language, remains largely unexplored. This study therefore aims to examine the contribution of phonological memory in the completion of…
Descriptors: Phonology, Memory, Task Analysis, Metalinguistics
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Candry, Sarah; Deconinck, Julie; Eyckmans, June – Language Awareness, 2017
Research has shown that prompting learners to elaborate on the appropriateness of form-meaning links can be an efficient vocabulary learning exercise (Deconinck, Boers & Eyckmans, 2017). In this paper we wish to shed more light on the mental processes that occur during this specific elaborative task by investigating the influence of individual…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Likert Scales, Protocol Analysis
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Cheng, Dongmei – Language Awareness, 2017
Adopting retrospective verbal report, or RVR as the instrument, this study reports an analysis of the perceptions of native-English-speaking (NES) and non-native-English-speaking (NNES) students, who apologised to their instructors in coursework-related situations. Sixty NESs from different levels and disciplinary areas and 63 NNESs (Arabic and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semitic Languages, Chinese, Native Language
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Schaeffer-Lacroix, Eva – Language Awareness, 2016
Johns reports in his text "Kibbitzing one-to-ones" (1997) that corpus-informed metatalk with a foreign language expert helps apprentice writers to make progress in independent text revision. Expecting this progress to be based on the development of expert-like ways to observe language features, I integrated Johns' so-called kibbitzing…
Descriptors: German, Form Classes (Languages), Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Kim, Choonkyong – Language Awareness, 2016
Most second language (L2) learners are aware of the importance of vocabulary, and this awareness usually directs their attention to learning new words. By contrast, learners do not often recognise unfamiliar idioms if all the compositional parts look familiar to them such as "turn the corner" or "carry the day." College-level…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students, Figurative Language
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Zhang, Yanhui; Li, Ruyu – Language Awareness, 2016
This study investigates the role of morphological awareness in the incidental learning of Mandarin Chinese characters among Chinese as second language (CSL) learners. Participants of the study were 20 college-level international students, uniformly Thai in language background, enrolled to study CSL at Southwest University, Chongqing, China. The…
Descriptors: Role, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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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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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh; Do, Thi Thanh Ha; Nguyen, Anh Tuan; Pham, Thi Thanh Thuy – Language Awareness, 2015
As email requests from students to professors have become increasingly common in academic settings, research has also shown second-language (L2) students' unfamiliarity with email etiquette in L2 has adversely affected their communication with their professors. The present study examines whether giving corrective feedback on students' performance…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Pragmatics, Error Correction, Teacher Student Relationship
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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
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Kennedy, Sara; Blanchet, Josée – Language Awareness, 2014
To be effective second or additional language (L2) listeners, learners should be aware of typical processes in connected L2 speech (e.g. linking). This longitudinal study explored how learners' developing ability to perceive connected L2 speech was related to the quality of their language awareness. Thirty-two learners of L2 French at a university…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Metalinguistics, Diaries, Learning Experience
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Graham, Suzanne; Santos, Denise – Language Awareness, 2013
This paper considers the issue raised in 2008 by Gillian Brown in her article "Selective listening" regarding whether nouns are "privileged" in memory over verbs during listening tasks, and whether attention to nouns, at least in the early stages of L2 learning, is a desirable strategy to be taught to learners, as Brown…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Listening Skills, Verbs
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Philp, Jenefer; Iwashita, Noriko – Language Awareness, 2013
This study examines whether the process of interacting in a second language, versus observing others interact, may differentially affect learner's awareness of language. This study involved 26 university students of intermediate-level French. Two experimental groups, Interactors and Observers, engaged in three sessions of dyadic task-based…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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