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Park, Eun Sung; Nassif, Lama – Language Awareness, 2014
Research on textual enhancement (TE) has given rise to several factors that may play a role in generating learners' noticing of target forms, one of which pertains to the nature of the target form(s). In particular, results have suggested that learners are more likely to notice more meaning-bearing forms than less meaning-bearing forms.…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Form Classes (Languages)
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Lourenço, Mónica; Andrade, Ana Isabel – Language Awareness, 2014
This article aims at evaluating and understanding the effects of an awakening to languages (AtL) programme, carried out with a group of 21 Portuguese children aged three to six, in the development of phonological awareness (PA). Using mixed-methods research, data was gathered from video recordings of seven AtL sessions and PA tests for an…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Literacy, Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics
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Bahous, Rima N.; Nabhani, Mona Baroud; Bacha, Nahla Nola – Language Awareness, 2014
Research has shown that code-switching (CS) between languages in spoken discourse is prevalent in multilingual contexts and is used for many purposes. More recently, it has become the subject of much concern in academic contexts in negatively affecting students' language use and learning. However, while the concern has been increasing, no rigorous…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Multilingualism
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Zheng, Yongyan – Language Awareness, 2014
Second language (L2) learners' awareness of first language-second language (L1-L2) semantic differences plays a critical role in L2 vocabulary learning. This study investigates the long-term development of eight university-level Chinese English as a foreign language learners' cross-linguistic semantic awareness over the course of 10 months. A…
Descriptors: Semantics, Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics, Transfer of Training
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Zhou, Ally A.; Busch, Michael; Cumming, Alister – Language Awareness, 2014
Recent research has identified certain goals of adult second language (L2) learners and their teachers for writing instruction in English as a second language (ESL), yet questions remain as to whether students' and teachers' goals correspond in ways that achieve instructional objectives and facilitate L2 development. The present study compared L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Goh, Christine C. M.; Hu, Guangwei – Language Awareness, 2014
This study sought to provide a nuanced understanding of the relationship between metacognitive awareness and listening performance by eliciting from 113 English-as-a-second-language (ESL) Chinese learners their metacognitive awareness with regard to knowledge of listening strategies used and perceptions of difficulty and anxiety following a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Planchon, Anita; Ellis, Elizabeth – Language Awareness, 2014
This study sought to contribute to the growing literature on third and subsequent language learning by establishing whether bilingualism has an effect on ability to learn a subsequent language, as indicated by a measure of language aptitude, the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB). Test results were obtained for 142 diplomatic officers in the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Aptitude Tests
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Yigitoglu, Nur; Reichelt, Melinda – Language Awareness, 2014
Although a great majority of the L2 writing literature focuses on teaching English-language writing, scholars have begun to explore the teaching of writing in other second and foreign languages (FLs), including French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese. However, to our knowledge, no work exists exploring the exigencies of teaching…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Turkish, English for Special Purposes
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Chipere, Ngoni – Language Awareness, 2014
A study was conducted to measure possible sex differences in phonological awareness and reading ability among children in early primary school. A subset of the "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" (DIBELS) was administered to 140 children in kindergarten through to second grade (mean ages five to seven years). Independent…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Phonological Awareness, Reading Ability, Elementary School Students
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Sanchez, Hugo Santiago – Language Awareness, 2014
Recent developments in language teacher cognition research highlight the need to explore subject matter knowledge in relation to classroom practice. This study examines the impact of two foreign language teachers' knowledge about grammar upon their pedagogical decisions. The primary database consisted of classroom observations and post-lesson…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Muñoz, Carmen – Language Awareness, 2014
The present study explores young learners' awareness of foreign language learning and of their learning conditions. The participants were 76 Catalan-Spanish children who were learning English at primary school. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal data were collected by means of two different interviews that contained questions related to pupils'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), 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
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Mora, Joan C.; Rochdi, Youssef; Kivistö-de Souza, Hanna – Language Awareness, 2014
This study investigated Spanish-speaking learners' awareness of a non-distinctive phonetic difference between Spanish and English through a delayed mimicry paradigm. We assessed learners' speech production accuracy through voice onset time (VOT) duration measures in word-initial pre-vocalic /p t k/ in Spanish and English words, and in Spanish…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Phonological Awareness, English, Spanish
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Ruan, Zhoulin – Language Awareness, 2014
This paper reports on an investigation into metacognitive awareness of Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) student writers, under a threefold metacognition framework--person, task, and strategy variables, and within the broader domain of cognitive writing theories. Data were collected in a Chinese tertiary English language teaching (ELT)…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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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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