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Showing papers in "Language Awareness in 2020"


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TL;DR: In this paper, the development of morphological awareness in English as a third language has been studied, focusing on how the activation of previous linguistic knowledge can influence morphological aware learners.
Abstract: This article focuses on the development of morphological awareness in English as a third language. It analyses how the activation of previous linguistic knowledge can influence morphological awaren...

45 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors look at pre-service teachers' beliefs about multilingualism in school and to what extent these can be influenced by the curriculum and the teachers' experience of bilingualism.
Abstract: The present study looks at pre-service teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism in school and to what extent these can be influenced. It is based on the pre- and post-test evaluation of a seminar co...

19 citations


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TL;DR: This paper examined advanced adult learners' language use and thought processes during a problem-solving task, adopting a broader dialogical conceptual lens on interactive listening, and found that participants were more likely to use a conversational conceptual lens during the task.
Abstract: Adopting a broader dialogical conceptual lens on interactive listening, this study examines advanced adult learners’ language use and thought processes during a problem-solving task. Twenty English...

10 citations


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TL;DR: The authors explored the benefits of interpreting and found that it could change students' self-assessment and awareness of language skills, yet few disclosed the benefit of interpreting in terms of self-confidence and self-awareness.
Abstract: Previous studies explored how rubrics of writing and speaking could change students’ self assessment and awareness of language skills, yet few disclosed the benefits of rubrics of interpreting. To ...

9 citations


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TL;DR: The acquisition of a language is a complex process as mentioned in this paper, and applied Linguistics research tends to view this process as classroom-based. But it is only more recently that learners, in particular young learners,...
Abstract: 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,...

8 citations


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TL;DR: This article analyzed the frequency of metaphor types and source domains in medical papers written by native English speakers and found that metaphor types were more frequent in medical articles written by English speakers than non-English speakers.
Abstract: This study describes the quantitative aspects of metaphor in academic publications. In particular, we analyze the frequency of metaphor types and source domains in medical papers written by native ...

7 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the role of L1 knowledge about language (L1KAL) in L2 teaching/learning has received little research attention despite its potential importance, despite the potential importance of KAL in L1 learning.
Abstract: 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 ...

7 citations


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TL;DR: This article explored how 12 adult EFL learners engaged in pair work, how their willingness to engage was demonstrated in pair activities, and what other factors influenced their willingness and willingness to participate.
Abstract: 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 influ...

7 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the role of the body in the pedagogy of Italian as a second language is discussed, given that the understanding of meanings and functions of body movements in combination with speech can en...
Abstract: This study addresses the role of the body in the pedagogy of Italian as a second language. Given that the understanding of meanings and functions of body movements in combination with speech can en...

6 citations


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TL;DR: At some UK universities, non-credit bearing courses for the general public are offered in a wide range of languages, often taught by hourly paid staff Ensuring similar, high quality learning experiences.
Abstract: At some UK universities, non-credit bearing courses for the general public are offered in a wide range of languages, often taught by hourly paid staff Ensuring similar, high quality learning exper

6 citations


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Matt Lucas1
Abstract: 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. Th...

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TL;DR: Although well-documented in assorted research areas, early-years stereotyping has not garnered comparable attention as discussed by the authors, under the assumption that stereotyping can be prejudicial to the development of children.
Abstract: Although well-documented in assorted research areas, early-years stereotyping has not garnered comparable attention. Under the assumption that stereotyping can be prejudicial to the development of ...

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TL;DR: This article presented a qualitative analysis of structured student reflection following carefully designed, collaborative student-centered activities to demonstrate how pre-service teachers may initiate student-centric activities to improve student reflection.
Abstract: This paper presents a qualitative analysis of structured student reflection following carefully designed, collaborative student-centered activities to demonstrate how pre-service teachers may initi...

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TL;DR: The authors found that foreign characters in Japanese animated shows tend to be linguistically represented with simplified, marked Japanese, and/or interjection of native language expressions to mark their otherness, and female characters account for only 20% of the total number of foreign characters.
Abstract: This paper investigates foreigners’ linguistic and visual representations observed in 17 recent Japanese animated shows (or anime), and explores ways to increase students’ critical awareness of issues regarding Japanese language and culture. We find that foreign characters in anime tend to be linguistically represented with simplified, marked Japanese, and/or interjection of native language expressions to mark their otherness. While there are 17 countries represented in the anime shows we examined, the majority of foreign characters are Americans. Most of the characters are depicted as racially white and who speak marked Japanese. Of these, it is the American characters who are most often represented as white with blue eyes and blond hair, the quintessential representation of foreigners in Japan. Additionally, female characters account for only 20% of the total number of foreign characters, and many of them are visually sexualised. We discuss the effects of mediatisation regarding nihonjinron, ‘the theory of Japanese’, and propose ways to incorporate the findings into Japanese language instruction in order to increase critical awareness of issues regarding language and culture among students.

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TL;DR: The authors carried out a project with prospective Maltese language teachers in order to give them the opportunity to examine their linguistic landscape (LL), to develop an awareness about the Maltese linguistic landscape.
Abstract: This article reports a project that I carried out with prospective Maltese language teachers in order to give them the opportunity to examine their linguistic landscape (LL), to develop an awarenes...

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TL;DR: This article showed that gestures help L2 learners compensate for shortcomings in their second language, aid in the language learning process, and facilitate successful classroom communication between two learners in English and French.
Abstract: Research shows that gestures help L2 learners compensate for shortcomings in their second language, aid in the language learning process, and facilitate successful classroom communication between t...

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TL;DR: The commercial Sinhala medium FM radio practice of code-mixing between Sinhalese and English is criticised by some of the mainstream Sinhale-speaking groups of Sri Lanka as unrestrained and thus caus...
Abstract: The commercial Sinhala-medium FM radio practice of code-mixing between Sinhala and English is criticised by some of the mainstream Sinhala-speaking groups of Sri Lanka as unrestrained and thus caus...

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TL;DR: Safaliba is an Indigenous Ghanaian language spoken by 7-9,000 Ghanaians in a nation-state of 29 million people with 73 indigenous languages, none of which are spoken by a majority of Ghanaians.
Abstract: Safaliba is an Indigenous Ghanaian language spoken by 7–9,000 Ghanaians in a nation-state of 29 million people with 73 indigenous languages, none of which are spoken by a majority of Ghanaians. Gov...

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TL;DR: Findings point to increased awareness of variable presence of ne and its use, as well as increased ability to use target features in their appropriate contexts of use, suggesting that introduction of sociolinguistic features at early stages of acquisition can benefit L2 learners without confusing or overwhelming them.
Abstract: Research has pointed to the importance of introducing social aspects of language at the beginning stages of second language (L2) acquisition (Yates, 2017) This proof-of-concept study therefore sou