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Mercer, Sarah – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This article begins with an outline of the developments in Positive Psychology (PP) generally and specifically within SLA focusing on theoretical, empirical and practical developments. It moves on to consider PP's potential contribution to language teaching focusing on how it can help promote emotional, social and psychological wellbeing for…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychology, Second Language Instruction, Positive Attitudes
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Bouvet, Eric; Cosmini, Daniela; Palaktsoglou, Maria; Vanzo, Lynn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This article discusses a community engagement pilot program for language students offered at Flinders University. For a number of years, the "Language in Action" program has provided placement opportunities for language students in a range of community settings such as aged-care agencies and cultural associations. From an educational…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Strambi, Antonella; Luzeckyj, Ann; Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This paper presents findings from the "Flourishing in a Second Language" (FL2) project--a language curriculum for first-year university students which integrates Positive Psychology (Seligman, 2002), Transition Pedagogy (Kift, 2009a), and CLIL principles (Coyle, 2006). The project aims to create learning experiences that are personally…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, College Freshmen, Italian, Well Being
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Palmieri, Christiana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This paper presents the findings from a study that examines the motivations of adult Australians of non-Italian origin to learn Italian in continuing education contexts in Sydney. The study embraces a view of motivation as a multifaceted phenomenon that is produced in a social environment through the interaction between the second language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Well Being, Adult Learning
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Lipovsky, Caroline – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
A number of linguistic studies on courtroom discourse deal with witness examinations, however counsels' opening statements have been given relatively little attention. Drawing on the analysis of a Crown Prosecutor's opening statement in a murder trial held at the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and using the Systemic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Court Litigation, Lawyers
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Akbari, Neda – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This study focuses on lexical diversity and the use of academic and lower frequency words in essays written by EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students enrolled in Years 1 and 2 at the undergraduate university level. The purpose of this study is to find out the extent to which EFL students become more proficient in their use of academic and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Essays, Word Frequency, Undergraduate Students
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Song, Eu-Jong; Sung, Min-Chang – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
English datives show two syntactic patterns, the double object dative (DOD) and the prepositional dative (PD). The alternation between DOD and PD is influenced by three contextual factors: lexical verbs, syntactic weights, and information structures. However, it has been observed that English dative alternation by second language (L2) learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Lexicology
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Jamoussi, Rafik; Roche, Thomas – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Throughout the Arab Gulf States, bilingual road signs are the norm, employing both Arabic and a romanized counterpart for the large expatriate population. The existing romanization is inconsistent, with potentially misleading variant spellings of place names signposting the region. This study provides a linguistic analysis of signs on the arterial…
Descriptors: Written Language, Language Planning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Kennedy, Claire; Miceli, Tiziana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This article concerns a special learning space populated by Italians and Italian learners: the choir formed in Brisbane as a joint initiative between a community association and the Italian teaching staff at Griffith University. Our aim, in involving our students in the choir, was to bring them together with L1 speakers in an environment that…
Descriptors: Well Being, Cultural Awareness, Native Speakers, Italian
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Tudini, Vincenza; Strambi, Antonella – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Focusing specifically on the negotiation of commonality, this study explores rapport building (Spencer-Oatey, 2000) in online intercultural text chat, where Australian students of Italian interact with L1 Italian speakers. Although the initial purpose of the examined chat exchanges is to facilitate L2 acquisition, analysis of transcripts indicates…
Descriptors: Italian, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Curnow, Timothy Jowan; Kohler, Michelle – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
From its inception in 1977 until its last year of publication by an Australian publisher in 2015, the "Australian Review of Applied Linguistics" featured over 700 articles related to applied linguistics. This publication history provides a unique resource for tracing the scope and change of the applied linguistics landscape in Australia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Language Research, Periodicals
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Koca-Helvaci, Zeynep Cihan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Since the public's awareness and interest in the usage of biotechnology in agriculture has increased drastically, this study seeks to discover the macro and micro discursive strategies in corporate image building by Monsanto, which is not only the leader but also happens to be the most criticized company of the agribusiness market (Mitchell,…
Descriptors: Corporations, Schemata (Cognition), Reputation, Merchandise Information
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Caruso, Marinella; Brown, Josh – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This article discusses the validity of the bonus for languages other than English (known as the Language Bonus) established in Australia to boost participation in language education. In subjecting this incentive plan to empirical investigation, we not only address a gap in the literature, but also continue the discussion on how to ensure that the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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Donehue, Tracey E. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Based on Darvin and Norton's (2015) reconceptualization of identity theory highlighting the recursive relationship between identity, capital, and ideology, this study posits that refugee and asylum seeker adolescents and adults in transit on Nauru are ascribed a 'displacement identity' through externally imposed normative ideologies. In addressing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Discourse Analysis, Self Concept, Refugees
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Chowdhury, Farzana Y.; Hamid, M. Obaidul – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This article explores language experiences of three Bangladeshi migrant workers with low English proficiency in Australia through narrative inquiry. The narrative of each participant presents insights into the ways in which these migrants navigated through their work and social life, and developed social and communicative strategies to survive in…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking
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