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Awareness in Action

The Role of Consciousness in Language Acquisition

Łyda, Andrzej, Szcześniak, Konrad (Eds.)

2014, XVI, 268 p. 29 illus.

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  • Studies featured in the volume analyze awareness in advanced learners
  • Most subjects are university students - proficient users of English and learners of other languages, but above all adults capable of mastering technical details about the structure of the language system
  • Contributions to the volume present results from studies conducted in various countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, Poland and Portugal
  • The volume features internationally recognized authors
  • Previous ICFSLA proceedings volumes published through Multilingual Matters were favorably received
  • The main theme, language awareness is a key issue in EU language policy, and as such it may attract a wide readership amongst academics and researchers applying for grants
The papers included in the volume look at how language awareness affects the outcomes of foreign and second language acquisition in advanced learners. The  book focuses on questions such as how much linguistic knowledge is open to the learner’s conscious experience, what should and should not be considered the knowledge of language, how language awareness can be enhanced in the classroom, and, most crucially, what effects language awareness has on attained proficiency. Some papers in the volume also address methodological challenges of researching language awareness, such as the difficulty of defining and measuring awareness with sufficient precision.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Applied Linguistics - Explicit and Implicit Knowledge - Grammar Instruction - Language Teaching

Related subjects » Education & Language - Linguistics

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