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Taylor, Kelly; Kan, Pui Fong – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
This study examined the effects of older siblings' L1/L2 use on the vocabulary and fast mapping skills in preschool-age children who learn Cantonese (L1) as a home language and start to learn English (L2) in preschool settings. Two groups of bilingual children participated in this study: (1) children whose older siblings used mostly L1 at home…
Descriptors: Siblings, Language Usage, Bilingualism, Preschool Children
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Gu, Mingyue; Tong, Ho Kin – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
Social reality is refined and redefined through media. This article explores the representation of discourse of multilingualism in a series of Hong Kong government public service advertisements called "Faces of Hong Kong." Given the role of advertisements in social reproduction and the construction of identities and subjectivities, there…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Citizenship, Identification (Psychology)
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Hau, Flora F.-W.; Wong, Anita M.-Y.; Ng, Megan W.-Y. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Enhanced Conversational Recast (ECR) is an input-based grammatical intervention approach developed from research on statistical learning. Recent research reported evidence demonstrating the efficacy of ECR on the learning of grammatically obligatory morphemes in English-speaking preschool children with developmental language disorder (DLD). This…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Sino Tibetan Languages, Outcomes of Treatment, Morphemes
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Bui, Gavin; Teng, Feng – Language Learning Journal, 2021
Drawing on qualitative research, this study explores (1) how Hong Kong university students' existing L1 and L2 affect their learning motivation for an L3 and (2) how an individual's L2 motivation changes because of learning an L3, from a dynamic systems theory perspective. Eight undergraduate students from Hong Kong participated in this study.…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Multilingualism
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Lhagyal, Dak – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2021
Situated in the contemporary contexts of Tibetan language movement and development in the education field, this article draws attention to the interactional nature of state-society relations and dynamic language ideologies in Tibet. It focuses on the ideological process underlying the discursive sensemaking patterns in official remarks and Tibetan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Attitudes, Government Role
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Gu, Mingyue – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
This qualitative study investigates how migrant students from mainland China attending Hong Kong universities, as scale makers, negotiate and construct new scales and identities by utilizing their sociolinguistic resources, and how their scale making is related to such social categories as history and politics. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Migrants, Sociolinguistics
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Deng, Qinli; Tong, Shelley Xiuli – Annals of Dyslexia, 2021
This study examined whether, and if so how, L1 and L2 segmental and suprasegmental phonological awareness is longitudinally related to L1 and L2 reading comprehension difficulties among Hong Kong Chinese-English bilingual children. Using a regression approach, we identified five types of comprehenders, i.e., 11 poor-Chinese/average-English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Suprasegmentals, Phonological Awareness, Bilingualism
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Lou, Nigel Mantou; Noels, Kimberly A. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
Internalizing Western culture can facilitate English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) learners' motivation to learn and confidence to use English. However, the role of heritage cultural internalization and the interactive impact of Western and heritage cultural internalizations on English learning are unclear. We surveyed 172 EFL students from Macao…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Asian Culture, Western Civilization
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Wang, Jiajia; Zhang, Jijia; Cui, Zhanling – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2021
As a basic indicator of verbal ability, verbal fluency refers to the degree of fluency in the use of language to convey information. The different components of working memory play an important role in verbal fluency. The inhibiting control mechanism takes place during L2 production processing in bilinguals, which may affect their verbal fluency…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency, Verbal Ability
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Tai, Kevin W. H.; Wei, Li – Language and Education, 2021
Recent studies on classroom discourse have challenged the traditional classroom role set and emphasised equal contributions from the participants and the emergence of knowledge through active participation. Co-learning emphasises the process in which teachers and students attempt to adapt to one another's behaviour and learn from each other in…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Phenomenology, Secondary School Students
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Lall, Marie – Language and Education, 2021
Research across Myanmar's ethnic states has shown that large and well organised non-dominant ethnic groups such as the Mon, Karen, Shan and Kachin would prefer Myanmar's education system to offer MTB-MLE so that their children are able to start education in the mother tongue. This article engages with some of the overlooked voices of minorities…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Native Language, Language of Instruction, Minority Groups
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Le, Hang M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2021
While there is growing attention to language as a central issue in education for refugees, this policy area still appears to be dominated by an apolitical, technical, and instrumentalist perspective. Through a comparison of language-in-education policies in two refugee camp contexts, Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and the refugee camps along the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Emergency Shelters, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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Franich, Kathryn; Wong, Hung Yat; Yu, Alan C. L.; To, Carol K. S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often exhibit disordered speech prosody, but sources of disordered prosody remain poorly understood. We explored patterns of temporal alignment and prosodic grouping in a speech-based metronome repetition task as well as manual coordination in a drum tapping task among Cantonese speakers with ASD and…
Descriptors: Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This paper investigates the experiences of two international students with different linguistic backgrounds in a university in Hong Kong, with particular attention to the role of language in their identity negotiation during their transnational studies. Based on their contrasting narratives, the study revealed that the two students' identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Native Language, Language Role, Student Characteristics
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Léglise, Isabelle; Migge, Bettina – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2021
On the French Guiana-Suriname border, a hybrid space, members of the same population groups engage in circular mobility but little is known about the practices of these transnational communities. We explore how traditional emic social distinctions, modern states' language ideologies and emerging discourses in the urban context shape Maroon's…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Ethnography, Language Usage, Language Attitudes
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