Awareness in Action

The Role of Consciousness in Language Acquisition

  • Andrzej Łyda
  • Konrad Szcześniak

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Teaching

  3. Learning

  4. Culture

About this book


The papers included in the volume look at how language awareness affects the outcomes of foreign and second language acquisition in advanced learners. The  book focuses on questions such as how much linguistic knowledge is open to the learner’s conscious experience, what should and should not be considered the knowledge of language, how language awareness can be enhanced in the classroom, and, most crucially, what effects language awareness has on attained proficiency. Some papers in the volume also address methodological challenges of researching language awareness, such as the difficulty of defining and measuring awareness with sufficient precision.


Applied Linguistics Explicit and Implicit Knowledge Grammar Instruction Language Teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Łyda
    • 1
  • Konrad Szcześniak
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00460-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00461-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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