Primary language education and applied linguistics: exploring primary school pupils’ metalinguistic awareness

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of long duration ethnographic research work with P6 and P7 pupils in a Scottish school. The research aimed to explore the manifestations of metalinguistic awareness in primary school pupils who were learning French under the auspices of what was then the recently promulgated Scottish language policy, the “1+2 Language Approach” (Scottish Government, 2012). In this paper, some description of the nature of metalinguistic awareness is offered, the aims and objectives of the study and its research methodology and methods, are described, and, finally, its findings, and some recommendations, are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, BAAL 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University: 'Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics'
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventBritish Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 2019 Conference - Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Aug 201931 Aug 2019
https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/education/baal/

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ConferenceBritish Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 2019 Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period29/08/1931/08/19
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    Kanaki, A. (2019). Primary language education and applied linguistics: exploring primary school pupils’ metalinguistic awareness. In Online Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, BAAL 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University: 'Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics' https://www.mmu.ac.uk/media/mmuacuk/content/documents/languages/baal-2019/Kanaki,-Argyro.pdf