The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

1st Edition

Edited by Peter Garrett, Josep M. Cots


536 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781138937048
pub: 2017-10-31
SAVE ~$46.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315676494
pub: 2017-11-06
from $27.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


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.


"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

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

Further Reading for Each Chapter

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics provide overviews of a whole subject area or sub-discipline in linguistics, and survey the state of the discipline including emerging and cutting edge areas. Edited by leading scholars, these volumes include contributions from key academics from around the world and are essential reading for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General