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Chiang, Shiao-Yun; Mi, Han-Fu – Language Awareness, 2011
Reformulation is mostly considered as an important verbal mechanism for coping with non-native speakers' speech production problem in second language acquisition. Drawing on interlanguage pragmatics and conversation analysis, the present study examines the specific ways in which reformulation is used to achieve mutual understanding in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Speech Communication, Metalinguistics, Interlanguage
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Young, Tony Johnstone; Sachdev, Itesh – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports on an investigation into the beliefs and practices of experienced teachers in the USA, UK and France relating to the application of a model of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) to English language programmes. Broadly, "intercultural" approaches to language learning and teaching are strongly advocated in both the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Textbooks, Applied Linguistics, Focus Groups
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Saito, Kazuya – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports on an instructed second language acquisition study that investigated the effects of explicit phonetic instruction on second language pronunciation by adopting two different outcome measurements (i.e. a rubric of accentedness as well as comprehensibility). Twenty native Japanese learners of English in ESL (English as a second…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Phonetics, English (Second Language)
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Serrano, Raquel – Language Awareness, 2011
The purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of metalinguistic instruction on students' metalinguistic knowledge on the one hand, and on students' performance in metalinguistic and oral production tasks on the other hand. Two groups of primary school students learning English as a foreign language were chosen. One of them (Rule group) was…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Form Classes (Languages), English (Second Language), Error Correction
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Ganem-Gutierrez, Gabriela Adela; Harun, Haliza – Language Awareness, 2011
According to Vygotsky, we use tools both to shape and make sense of the world and to exercise control over others and over ourselves. Importantly, the very use of those tools to mediate and regulate our actions has developmental repercussions in our cognitive capabilities. From a sociocultural theory perspective on second language learning, these…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Sociocultural Patterns
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Blackwood, Robert – Language Awareness, 2011
As part of the attempts to revitalise Corsican, a regional language of France, and to reverse the language shift to French, language activists and academics have sought to apply the model of a polynomic language to what is considered as one language, but what is, in fact, a number of different Corsicans, each with varying levels of mutual…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Mutual Intelligibility, Foreign Countries, French
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Rivers, Damian J. – Language Awareness, 2011
Within the Japanese English Language Teaching context and consistent with the dominant conversation role assigned to the native English speaker teacher, there exists a belief that the most effective manner in which to teach and promote multilingualism and intercultural understanding is through restricting students to monolingual practices and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Ideology, Personal Autonomy
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Couper, Graeme – Language Awareness, 2011
While there is growing evidence that pronunciation teaching can work, there is a need to establish what it is that makes it work. The study reported here tested for the effect of two particular factors: socially constructed metalanguage (SCM) and critical listening (CL). SCM is a term proposed for metalanguage developed by students working…
Descriptors: Speech, Adult Students, Auditory Perception, Pronunciation Instruction
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Scheffler, Pawel – Language Awareness, 2011
The need for some form of explicit grammar instruction is recognised in most current approaches to second language teaching. Since the usefulness of explicit instruction is at least to some extent dependent on the difficulty of the rules that are taught, an important question for teachers is whether their judgements of rule difficulty are…
Descriptors: Sentences, Grammar, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Gutierrez, Xavier – Language Awareness, 2011
Covert metalinguistic activity has received little attention in the field of second language (L2) education, even though the few studies that have examined this type of attention to language note that it plays a role in L2 learning and use. However, little is known about this phenomenon. The study reported in this article focuses on the knowledge…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Role, Bilingualism
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Hsieh, Ming Fang – Language Awareness, 2011
In Taiwan, earlier English instruction has become prevalent in response to the trend of English as an international language. Current studies are interested in investigating the outcomes or developmental process of learning English from a linguistic perspective. However, this article aims to reveal children's subjective experiences of learning…
Descriptors: Sentences, Childrens Art, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Evans, Betsy E.; Imai, Terumi – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports the results of a survey of 101 Japanese university students' perceptions of different varieties of English using an open-ended questionnaire. Participants indicated their first impressions of varieties of English that they had named. This methodology allows participants themselves to provide the specific varieties as well as the…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Student Attitudes, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Fitzsimmons-Doolan, Shannon – Language Awareness, 2011
In conjunction with other linguistic constructs, language ideologies are thought to be both components and determinants of language policies--decisions about language use at micro and macro levels. Although much work has been done towards identifying language ideology constructs in localised educational settings, the existence of such constructs…
Descriptors: Political Affiliation, Language Planning, Qualitative Research, Age Differences
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Lee, Lina – Language Awareness, 2011
Using a reactive approach to focus-on-form, this study explored the types of feedback and strategies that L2 learners used to draw attention to linguistic problems in a Spanish-American telecollaborative exchange. Data from the readily available transcripts of online postings were utilised and analysed to report the findings. The results showed…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grammar, Telecommunications, Error Correction
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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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