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Leung, Bo-Wah – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2020
Transmission of traditional art forms in the modern world has been a major issue in the field of arts education. Different issues have been raised on how to preserve the traditional art forms for further development. Cantonese opera is a representative Chinese opera popular in south China including Hong Kong. However, the genre has been…
Descriptors: Opera, Music Education, Sino Tibetan Languages, Cultural Maintenance
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Chan, Ricky K. W.; Leung, Janny H. C. – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
L2 sounds present different kinds of challenges to learners at the phonetic, phonological, and lexical levels, but previous studies on L2 tone learning mostly focused on the phonetic and lexical levels. The present study employs an innovative technique to examine the role of prior tonal experience and musical training on forming novel abstract…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Phonetics, Intonation, Phonology
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Wong, Puisan; Cheng, Man Wai – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: Theoretical models and substantial research have proposed that general auditory sensitivity is a developmental foundation for speech perception and language acquisition. Nonetheless, controversies exist about the effectiveness of general auditory training in improving speech and language skills. This research investigated the…
Descriptors: Speech, Auditory Perception, Young Children, Sino Tibetan Languages
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Cosmopolitanism and its application for education in western societies has been well examined. Yet cosmopolitanism in society and in education has not been systematically explored in many Asian societies. Facing a large number of people from diverse backgrounds, the society and its education system in Hong Kong are troubled by issues similar to…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Asian Culture
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Inui, Miki – Education 3-13, 2020
In Lao People's Democratic Republic, two streams exist in pre-primary education, the standard three-year and a one-year preparatory class called 'Grade Zero system'. This research aims to investigate the introduction of the Grade 0 system, one-year pre-primary class, and its impact on ethnic minority children in rural villages of Lao PDR. The…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Preschool Children
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This paper reports on a qualitative inquiry into language identities in English as a lingua franca (ELF) communication from the perspectives of a group of Chinese-English bilingual students at a Hong Kong university. Using eighteen university students' narratives of their lived experiences in ELF communication, the study revealed that the students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Bilingual Students, Language Usage
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Zhang, Qi; Yang, Ting – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
A field trip to Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture was conducted in early 2016, to investigate bilingual education for the Tujia in China. Through observation of language classes, along with interviews with local students, parents and bilingual teachers, this paper investigates the current bilingual education situation for the Tujia in three schools. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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Maxwell-Reid, Corinne – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This paper examines how the nature of language is represented in science lessons taught through English, and is part of a project investigating the challenges of bilingual education in Hong Kong's junior secondary classes. Educational linguistics, particularly work drawing on systemic functional linguistics, sees language as text and as dialectic.…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Secondary School Students, Native Language, Sino Tibetan Languages
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Mok, Peggy Pik Ki; Li, Vivian Guo; Fung, Holly Sze Ho – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: Previous studies showed both early and late acquisition of Cantonese tones based on transcription data using different criteria, but very little acoustic data were reported. Our study examined Cantonese tone acquisition using both transcription and acoustic data, illustrating the early and protracted aspects of Cantonese tone acquisition.…
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Tone Languages, Phonetics, Language Acquisition
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Chen, Hsueh Chu; Han, Qian Wen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2020
As an international financial centre, Hong Kong is a metropolitan city that has given rise to multilingual characteristics in recent years. In addition to Cantonese and English, which serve mostly as first and second languages, Hong Kong residents have increasingly begun to develop a third or even a fourth language. The biliteracy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Online Courses, Pronunciation
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Shi, Changyan; Pongpairoj, Nattama – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2020
Based on third language acquisition theories (Flynn, Foley, & Vinnitskaya, 2004; Marx & Hufeisen, 2004; Rothman, 2010, 2015) and cross-linguistic influence (Sharwood Smith & Kellerman, 1986), this study explored the written production errors of L3 English acquisition of word order in the affirmative and interrogative structures by L1…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Mandarin Chinese
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Rogers, John; Cheung, Anisa – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study examined the optimal learning schedule for second language vocabulary within an authentic classroom setting in Hong Kong. Following a pretest, treatment, delayed posttest design, fifty-two primary school students (Cantonese first language) studied 20 English adjectives over two learning episodes under spaced-short (1-day interval) or…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Thao, Ger – Educational Perspectives, 2020
The Hmong people are an ethnic group from Southeast Asia. Hmong Americans came to this country as refugees from Laos. Serving as the fabric of the Hmong community, the "1.5 generation" is the unique generation of those born in Laos or Thai refugee camps and transported to America in their childhood. They represent the link between their…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Sino Tibetan Languages, Asian Americans, Refugees
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2020
This paper presents findings of a qualitative inquiry into international students' experiences and perceptions of their language use in an English-medium international university in multilingual Hong Kong, with particular attention to the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) in relation to other languages. Based on data collected from in-depth…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Multilingualism
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Jaworski, Adam – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
Taking multilingual, minimal urban texts as objects of its analysis, this paper suggests that language(s) (writing) need(s) to be examined as part of "multimodal ensembles" (Kress, G., & van Leeuwen, T. (2001). "Multimodal discourse: The modes and media of contemporary communication." Arnold). I examine and draw parallels…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Urban Areas, Advertising, Signs
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