Talk about writing: metalinguistic awareness in beginning writers

Julie Martello

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)


This paper reports on a case study which investigated the metalinguistic knowledge of beginning writers. The study of eight children in their second year of school provides evidence that the children's metalinguistic knowledge is related to their writing competence. These results are discussed in relation to current research into the content and strategies for teaching writing in the early years of school
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-111
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Journal of Language and Literacy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


Cite this