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Terminy metalingwistyczne w świadomości uczniów klas trzecich – na przykładzie nazw części mowy
Metalinguistic Terms in the Awareness of Third-Form Students: Parts of Speech

Author(s): Joanna Kamper-Warejko, Iwona Kaproń-Charzyńska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Language acquisition
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: metalinguistic awareness; language teaching; parts of speech; receptive and productive competence; primary education

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to introduce the results of a pilot study of the metalinguistic awareness of nine and ten-year old children in terms of the comprehension and use of the terms denoting parts of speech. The study was conducted among 73 children. The interpretation of study results includes the connection between defining and the development of the skill of defining. Moreover, the authors take into consideration the fact that the process of becoming independent of perceptive and semantic aspects and the development of the awareness of the linguistic formin children are extended in time. The study shows that children are able to combine a metalinguistic term with its definition to a larger extent if the definition comprises the semantic features of parts of speech. On the other hand, they display smaller awareness of the grammatical features of particular parts of speech. Their receptive and perceptive competence is relatively low, which indicates that many children do not understand the terms discussed in the scope provided in the core curriculum.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 71-91
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish