1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Edited By Peter Garrett, Josep M. Cots Copyright 2018
    554 Pages
    by Routledge

    554 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness is a comprehensive and informative overview of the broad field of language awareness. It contains a collection of state-of-the-art reviews of both established themes and new directions, authored and edited by experts in the field. The handbook is divided into three sections and reflects the engaging diversity of language awareness perspectives on language teaching and teachers, language learning and learners, and extending to additional areas of importance that are less directly concerned with language instruction.

    In their introductory chapter, the editors provide valuable background to the language awareness field along with their summary of the chapters and issues covered. A helpful section giving further reading suggestions for each of the chapters is included at the end of the book. This volume is essential reading for graduate students and researchers working in the sphere of language awareness within applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and across the wider spectrum of language and communication.

    1. Language awareness: Opening up the field of study
    Josep M. Cots and Peter Garrett

    PART 1

    2. Language awareness, language diversity and migrant languages in the primary school
    Andrea Young

    3. Form-focused instruction
    Leila Ranta and Roy Lyster

    4. Language awareness and teacher development
    Stephen Andrews and Angel M. Y. Lin

    5. Teachers’ beliefs and classroom practices
    Simon Borg

    6. Language awareness and the teaching of listening and speaking
    Christine C. M. Goh

    7. Language awareness in the teaching of reading and writing
    Claudia Finkbeiner and Jennifer Schluer

    8. Teaching critical literacy and language awareness
    Catherine Wallace

    9. Literature, creativity and language awareness
    Geoff Hall

    10. Raising teachers’ awareness about English and English as a lingua franca
    Enric Llurda, Yasemin Bayyurt and Nicos Sifakis


    11. English-medium instruction in multilingual university settings: An opportunity for developing language awareness
    Emma Dafouz

    12. Language awareness and assessment
    Neus Figueras

    PART 2

    13. The study of metalinguistic constructs in second language acquisition research
    Daphnée Simard and Xavier Gutiérrez

    14. Revisiting research on learner beliefs: Looking back and looking forward
    Paula Kalaja, Ana Maria F. Barcelos and Mari Aro

    15. Language awareness and the development of learners’ plurilingual competence
    Ana Luísa Oliveira and Maria Helena Ançã

    16. Language awareness in multilingual learning and teaching
    Ulrike Jessner

    17. The role of language awareness in a study abroad context
    Àngels Llanes Baró

    18. The role of collaborative tasks and peer interaction in the development of second language awareness
    Helen Basturkmen and Jenefer Philp

    19.  “I h8 txt msgs”. How social media has had an impact on language awareness
    Melinda Dooly

    20. Pragmatic awareness in second language acquisition
    Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

    21. The role of phonological awareness in language learning
    Tracey Derwing

    PART 3

    22. Language awareness and multimodality: A social semiotic approach to visual composition
    Theo van Leeuwen

    23. Folk linguistics and language awareness
    Dennis R. Preston

    24. Language awareness and language change
    Tore Kristiansen

    25. Language awareness in minority language contexts
    David Lasagabaster

    26. Language awareness in diasporic contexts
    Anikó Hatoss

    27. Language awareness and the acquisition of Intercultural Communicative Competence
    Sarah Boye and Michael Byram

    28. Language awareness and translation
    Kirsten Malmkjaer

    29. Language awareness in multilingual and multicultural organisations
    Eva Codó

    30. Contesting key terms and concepts in the civil sphere: A neo-Gramscian analysis of language awareness
    Tom Bartlett, Nicolina Montesano Montessori and Harriet Lloyd

    Further Reading for Each Chapter


    Peter Garrett is Professor in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, UK. He was a founder member and Secretary of the Association for Language Awareness in 1992, and Editor of the journal Language Awareness from 1993 until 2008.

    Josep M. Cots is Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. He was a founder member of the Association for Language Awareness in 1992 and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is also on the Editorial Board of the journal Language Awareness.

    "This volume encapsulates all that is best about language awareness. It provides valuable perspectives on the history of the subject and each chapter brims with insights that carry the subject forward. Across so many areas of human activity the volume underlines the centrality of language awareness to our thinking, teaching, learning and social life, to the ways in which power and control are exercised and to our better understanding of the complex relationships between languages and cultures. This is an indispensable resource for students and researchers across many different disciplines."
    Ronald Carter, Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham, UK