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Roos, Jana; Nicholas, Howard – AILA Review, 2019
In this article we explore how primary school learners of English in Germany engage with examples of English that they were asked to locate in their local environments (their linguistic landscapes, LLs). In association with each located image, the learners completed a standardised worksheet in German that asked for brief written comments about its…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ó Duibhir, Pádraig; Ní Thuairisg, Laoise – AILA Review, 2019
There has been a long history of early Irish language learning in Ireland as a result of Government policy to promote greater use of Irish. All children learn Irish in school from age 4-18 years. The majority learn Irish as a subject, typically for 30-40 minutes per day, and the levels of competence achieved are mostly disappointing. Approximately…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Language Usage, Language Minorities, Language Maintenance
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Ragnarsdóttir, Hanna – AILA Review, 2019
Cultural and linguistic diversity of kindergarten children in Iceland has been growing rapidly in recent years (Reykjavíkurborg, Skóla- og frístundasvið, 2017; Statistics Iceland, 2017), creating challenges for kindergartens. The main aim of the paper is to explore how principals, kindergarten teachers and parents in three kindergartens in Iceland…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Perrin, Daniel – AILA Review, 2018
This article explains how research "on" practitioners can be turned into research "for and with" practitioners (Cameron, Frazer, Rampton, & Richardson, 1992, p. 22) by including these practitioners in the research teams. Methodologically, it draws on two decades of multimethod research and knowledge transformation at the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Journalism, Finance Occupations
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Ballena, Camilo; Unamuno, Virginia – AILA Review, 2017
This paper explores the production of new meanings linked to written practices in the Wichi language in the Impenetrable Chaqueño (Argentina). Through collaborative ethnography examining different collective experiences and points of view, we study changes in writing in connection with changes in the access, distribution and availability of…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Written Language, Ethnography, American Indians
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Baynham, Mike; Hanušová, Jolana – AILA Review, 2017
In this paper we discuss a multilingual interactional event that involves both interpreting and literacy work, part of a large scale study on translanguaging in superdiverse urban settings. In the first part of the interaction, the center/periphery dynamic is played out in what might be called "contested translanguaging" between Standard…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Slavic Languages, Standard Spoken Usage, English (Second Language)
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Lehtonen, Heini – AILA Review, 2016
This paper studies reflexivity in interaction among adolescents in Helsinki in the light of stylised performances that are labelled by participants as "bad Finnish". Stylised "bad Finnish" can be seen as an enregistered discourse register. It is an emblem in which certain linguistic features are connected to ideas about certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Immigrants, Second Language Learning
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Rojo, Luisa Martín; Portillo, Cristina – AILA Review, 2015
This paper draws attention to the ways in which spatial configurations operate as constitutive dimensions of sociolinguistic phenomena and vice versa; that is, the way in which communicative practices frame daily life and the broader urban reality. The paper presents an approach which integrates the study of Linguistic Landscapes, the dynamics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Change, Sociolinguistics
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Engberg, Jan – AILA Review, 2013
This article reports on some of the recent projects and individual works in the field of Legal Linguistics as examples of cooperation between Applied Linguistics and law. The article starts by discussing relevant prototypical concepts of Legal Linguistics. Legal Linguistics scrutinizes interactions between human beings in the framework of legal…
Descriptors: Laws, Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperation
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Perrin, Daniel – AILA Review, 2013
Drawing on a case study of newswriting, this article presents media linguistics as a subdiscipline of applied linguistics (AL), dealing with a distinctive field of language use. Language in the media is characterized by specific environments, functions, and structures. Medialinguistic research, however, tends to overcome disciplinary boundaries.…
Descriptors: News Writing, Case Studies, Applied Linguistics, Language Usage
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Wei, Li; Hua, Zhu – AILA Review, 2013
The nature of diaspora is changing in the 21st century. Yet many of the communication issues remain the same. At the heart of it is multilingual and intercultural communication across time and space. There is much that applied linguists can contribute to the understanding of diaspora in the era of globalization. This article discusses some of the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Intercultural Communication, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Fortanet-Gomez, Inmaculada – AILA Review, 2012
Today, more and more universities in Spain are starting to design language policies, usually including Spanish and English. At the same time, Spain has a special socio-political context since part of its territory is already bilingual. This paper examines the opinions and attitudes of academics at a bilingual Valencian-Spanish university which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction
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Preston, Dennis R. – AILA Review, 2011
This paper deals with data gathering and interpretation in folk linguistics, but, as the parenthetical title suggests, it is not limited to any prejudged notion of what approaches or techniques might be most relevant to the wide variety of concerns encompassed by applied linguistics. In this article, the author conceives of folk linguistics…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Applied Linguistics, Folk Culture, Language Variation
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Janicki, Karol – AILA Review, 2011
This article consists of two sections: in the first one, I discuss one of the most prevalent lay myths in the Western world with respect to communication and understanding, namely, the view that meaning resides in words and that it is transmitted from one language user to another in a conduit, as it were. In the second section, I refer to my own…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Misconceptions, Role, Communication Problems
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MacArthur, Fiona – AILA Review, 2010
Although there exists a number of studies that have shown the benefits of applying the cognitive linguistics notion of motivation to foster comprehension and retention of conventional English metaphors, relatively little attention has been paid to EFL learners' productive use of metaphor in speech and writing. Using data gathered in a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Figurative Language, English (Second Language)
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