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On the nature of linguistic awareness

Ulrike Jessner

in Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780748619139
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671496 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619139.003.0003
On the nature of linguistic awareness

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This chapter provides a state-of-the-art description of research on metalinguistic awareness including the presentation of the functions and roles that metalinguistic awareness in multilingual speech and learning can fulfil. It starts with a look at the sometimes confusing variety of related terms used in the study of metalinguistic awareness and language awareness. Then the theoretical background of the studies is discussed in order to inform readers about current concepts and measurements of metalinguistic awareness and also to suggest some new approaches that might deserve further attention in this area of research.

Keywords: metalinguistic awareness; language awareness; language research; multilingual speech

Chapter.  13503 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Language Teaching and Learning

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