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The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

ISBN 9781032402079
Published August 29, 2022 by Routledge
554 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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


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


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


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

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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