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Haarmann, Harald; Holman, Eugene – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Discusses the strategies that the former Soviet states are evolving to balance the interests of dominant ethnic groups with those of linguistic minorities while constructing a national identity, highlighting language policy in action and focusing on acculturation processes and geographic mobility among groups. A case study of Estonia is also…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Communication Problems
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O Riagain, Padraig; Shuibhne, Niamh Nic – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
A survey of literature since 1990 on minority languages and language rights focuses on five issues: definition of minorities; individual vs. collective rights; legal bases for minority linguistic rights; applications and interpretations of minority language rights; and assessments of the impact of minority rights legislation. A nine-item annotated…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Civil Liberties, Definitions, Language Planning
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McLaughlin, Barry; Harrington, Michael – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1989
A distinction is drawn between representational and processing models of second-language acquisition. The first approach is derived primarily from linguistics, the second from psychology. Both fields, it is argued, need to collaborate more fully, overcoming disciplinary narrowness in order to achieve more fruitful research. (GLR)
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Processing, Language Research, Language Universals
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Hallel, Michael; Spolsky, Bernard – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1992
Describes the linguistic situation in Israel and the language teaching policies and practices in Israeli schools. Policy is dominated by the ideological role and practical value of Hebrew, and is further driven by the large numbers of non-Jewish minorities, the status of English as a world language, and the political values of Arabic. (21…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Cowan, J. Ronayne – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1983
Describes the Local Languages Literacy Project in the Southern Sudan; delineates the most important educational, socioeconomic, and linguistic variables affecting the success of large-scale literacy programs in Africa; and questions the widely held assumption that indigenous language literacy is essential to subsequent literacy in the prestige…
Descriptors: Arabic, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Schumann, John H. – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Proposes that the confluence of stimulus appraisal and social cognition that is effected by the neural system in the brain has important implications for language and learning theories. Describes the anatomy and functions of this neural system and discusses how it may operate in motivation for second language acquisition and how in conjunction…
Descriptors: Brain, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Language Acquisition, Learning Motivation
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Horwitz, Elaine K. – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Considers the literature on language learning anxiety in an effort to clarify the relationship between anxiety and second language learning. Suggests that anxiety is indeed a cause of poor language learning in some individuals and discusses possible sources of this anxiety. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Low Achievement, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bialystok, Ellen – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Examines differences in metalinguistic development between monolingual and bilingual children in terms of three subcategories: word awareness, syntactic awareness, and phonological awareness. In each case, some studies have reported advantages for bilingual children, while others have found either no difference between the groups or monolingual…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Processing, Metalinguistics, Monolingualism
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Gass, Susan M. – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Focuses on two approaches to research in second language acquisition: (1) various types of acceptability judgments or probes aimed at assessing acquisition of syntactic structure; and (2) various types of stimulated recall designed to gather learners' accounts of their own thought processes. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Psycholinguistics, Recall (Psychology), Research Methodology
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Smagorinsky, Peter – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Outlines a cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) perspective that accounts for protocol analysis along three key dimensions: the relationship between thinking and speech from a representational standpoint; the social role of speech in research methodology; and the influence of speech on thinking and data collection. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Research Methodology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Dornyei, Zoltan – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Provides an overview of the current themes and research directions in second language motivation research. Argues that the initial research inspiration and standard-setting empirical work on second language motivation originating from Canada has borne fruit by educating a new generation of international scholars who have created a colorful mixture…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Research, Learning Motivation, Psychology
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Eubank, Lynn – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1995
Reviews recent trends in generative research on second language acquisition, focusing on the role of universal grammar, parameter resetting, and anaphoric binding. An annotated bibliography discusses five important works in the field. (61 references) (MDM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Applied Linguistics, Generative Grammar, Language Research
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Crandall, JoAnn – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1991
A discussion of economic and social arguments that advance adult literacy is followed by a review of definitions of literacy, issues of literacy instruction, issues of language, and issues of assessment and evaluation. (91 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Applied Linguistics, Basic Skills
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Connor, Ulla Maija – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1990
Reviews research concerning instructional applications of discourse analysis for student reading and writing, including large-scale studies of student writing, text-based studies, reading comprehension, and semantic mapping. A large unannotated bibliography is included. (CB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Discourse Analysis, Language Research, Reading Comprehension
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Crandall, JoAnn – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1983
A review of the status of adult literacy, focusing on the United States, discusses the definition and assessment of literacy, functional and occupational literacy, and literacy instruction. Includes a 27-citation annotated bibliography and a large unannotated bibliography. (CB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, English, Literacy Education
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