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Hansen Edwards, Jette G. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The current study examines how and why speakers of English from multilingual contexts in Asia are identifying as native speakers of English. Eighteen participants from different contexts in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, and The Philippines, who self-identified as native speakers of English participated in hour-long interviews…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Baghaei, Purya; Aryadoust, Vahid – International Journal of Testing, 2015
Research shows that test method can exert a significant impact on test takers' performance and thereby contaminate test scores. We argue that common test method can exert the same effect as common stimuli and violate the conditional independence assumption of item response theory models because, in general, subsets of items which have a shared…
Descriptors: Test Format, Item Response Theory, Models, Test Items
Cumming, Brett – Online Submission, 2011
Although generally acknowledged as complex and multidimensional, bilingual education, when successful, plays an important role in maintaining and developing bilingualism, resulting in numerous benefits to those who undertake it. This essay will discuss the necessary components and principles of what is required to make a successful bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Ruecker, Todd – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2011
Over the past decade, English Language Teaching (ELT) scholars have shown an increased interest in exploring the intersections of racism and native speakerism, leading to more articles, special journal issues, and edited collections dealing with this topic. While this work has been valuable, it has largely been limited to considering one's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Racial Bias
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study surveys the history of English language and the roles of English language education in Asian context. Through the historical survey on English dispersal in Asian countries, the first section of this study traces the dispersal of English from the 18th century and the development of English in Asian countries. The second section of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English, Language Role