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Title: Language Awareness
Authors: Svalberg, Agneta Marie-Louise
First Published: 17-May-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Svalberg, AM, Language Awareness, ed. Hall, G, 'The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching.', Routledge, 2016
Abstract: Language awareness (LA) is knowledge about language and also a movement with an ideological stance towards language related issues, and an approach to teaching and learning languages. The chapter describes and discusses LA from both theoretical and practical perspectives, in EFL, ESL, English Mother Tongue and World Languages contexts. It places LA in a historical and social context, relating it to concerns about low literacy and uptake of Modern Languages in UK Schools and, more widely, to population movements and changing linguistic landscapes around the world. Relevant research is reviewed and related to LA issues. How LA may be developed through engagement with language is discussed and the complexity of this learning process described in some detail and related to constructs such as for example ‘noticing’ and ‘languaging’. This leads to a discussion of what is known about language teachers’ LA, its importance, and how it may be developed. For language teachers and teacher educators, the chapter provides examples of LA as a teaching approach, discussing the underlying principles and some of the classroom activities and techniques used in LA classrooms, including textual enhancement and the use of corpus material and other types of authentic text.
Series/Report no.: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics;
ISBN: 978-0-415-74739-4
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.
Description: The file associated with this record is under an 18-month embargo from publication in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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