Summaries of Research: Linguistic development

Here you will find summaries of research papers that relate to linguistic development and expectations in children of primary school age.

Each summary is worded to be reader-friendly, and covers no more than one side of A4.

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Helping young children to develop awareness of the language
they are learning

Bouffard, L. A. & Sarkar, M. (2008)
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ages 8 to 9
awareness of developing grammar
noticing, correcting errors

ages 9 to 11
different ways of teaching

Teaching grammar through different types of input activities
Kasprowicz, R.E. & Marsden, E. (2017).
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Exploring young learners’ foreign language learning awareness
Muñoz, C. (2014)
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ages 8 to 9, 11 to 12
language awareness
children's views of their learning