Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition
Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present an in-depth overview of metalinguistic awareness as it relates to SLA. In this volume, Roehr-Brackin discusses metalinguistic awareness in the context of both child and adult language learning, and outlines the various methods that can be used to measure metalinguistic awareness. The author presents different approaches to metalinguistic awareness, including a cognitive-developmental perspective that explains how the concept relates to literacy, and an applied linguistics perspective that understands metalinguistic awareness as explicit or conscious knowledge about language. Roehr-Brackin explores the role of metalinguistic awareness in language education aimed at young learners, as well as in instructed adult SLA. This book is an excellent resource for those researching or taking courses in second language acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, and language teaching.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A cognitive-developmental perspective on metalinguistic awareness
Chapter 3: Metalinguistic awareness in language education
Chapter 4: Metalinguistic awareness as explicit knowledge and learning: Theoretical premises
Chapter 5: Metalinguistic awareness as explicit knowledge and learning: Empirical evidence
Chapter 6: Measuring metalinguistic awareness
Chapter 7: Concluding remarks
"Roehr-Brackin’s treatment of metalinguistic awareness is comprehensive, expertly drawing together differing perspectives and a wealth of research to demonstrate how knowledge about and awareness of language might impact on literacy and second language learning. It is therefore highly relevant to those working both in education and applied linguistics."
Rosemary Erlam, University of Auckland, New Zealand
"This is a landmark publication. It includes a comprehensive overview of the topic for both child and adult language learning, presenting different theoretical perspectives, an impressive review of empirical studies and a thoughtful account of different types of measurements used in research. A must-read for researchers and students interested in SLA and teaching."
Teresa Cadierno, University of Southern Denmark