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Exploring linguistic awareness in third language use

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/9780748619139.003.0004
Exploring linguistic awareness in third language use

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This chapter provides evidence of linguistic awareness as an essential component of multilingual proficiency. It begins with a review of some international studies on the multilingual lexicon, which is presented as an introduction to the Tyrol study on the use of English as a third language. After providing the theoretical and methodological background of the study, the three main research questions are the subjects of detailed focus. Finally, the findings of the study and some implications for future studies are presented.

Keywords: linguistic awareness; multilingual proficiency; Tyrol study; English; third language

Chapter.  18474 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Language Teaching and Learning

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