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Procházka, Ondrej; Blommaert, Jan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Conspiracy theories are often disqualified as inadequate and deliberate forms of misinformation. In this analysis, we engage with a specific case, the conspiracy theory developed on an online New Right forum called Q about the so-called "MAGA Kid incident" with focus on its circulation and uptake on Facebook. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Deception, Theories, Computer Mediated Communication, Political Attitudes
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Joharry, Siti Aeisha – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2021
One way to investigate learner writing is by analyzing the most frequently recurring sequences of words, that is, lexical bundles. This paper presents results for lexical bundles analyses of a Malaysian corpus (MCSAW) against its reference language variety, LOCNESS (Louvain Corpus of Native English Essays). Key 4-word lexical bundles are firstly…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Language Fluency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bodis, Agnes – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2021
International education constitutes a key industry in Australia and international students represent a third of university students at Australian universities. This paper examines the media representation of international students in terms of their English language proficiency. The study applies Critical Discourse Analysis to the multimodal data…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Chen, Julian ChengChiang – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study intends to examine English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' attitudes toward practicing English in Second Life (SL) and to unpack the effects of avatar identities on EFL learners' sense of self-efficacy and language practices. Nine EFL learners worldwide participated in a task-based course in SL, using avatars to carry out…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Identification (Psychology), Self Efficacy, Language Usage
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Shi, Leimin; Chen, Honglin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
In China, since 2004, developing students' overall communicative competence has become the central goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements. However, this goal has yet to be addressed, particularly in regard to the teaching of writing. This paper examines whether and how changes in teachers' knowledge base related to teaching…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schweinberger, Martin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This study aims to exemplify how language teaching can benefit from learner corpus research (LCR). To this end, this study determines how L1 and L2 English speakers with diverse L1 backgrounds differ with respect to adjective amplification, based on the "International Corpus of Learner English" (ICLE) and the "Louvain Corpus of…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Native Language, Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Carr, Georgia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
To properly understand sex education, it is important to consider the informal education that takes place outside the classroom. Students often seek out other resources to supplement the education they receive in school, especially to cover topics which are absent or underdeveloped in the formal sex education curriculum. A key resource for this,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Periodicals, Information Seeking, Informal Education
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Crosthwaite, Peter – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This paper describes the rationale, design and implementation of a short private online course (SPOC) on data-driven learning (DDL) (Johns, 1991), focusing on L2 error correction in postgraduate academic writing and involving over 300 registered users. I discuss the affordances of using a SPOC platform (namely "EdX") for online DDL…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Error Correction
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Mockler, Nicole – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
The National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has been a key tenet of Australian education policy since its launch over a decade ago. Print media coverage of NAPLAN and myschool.edu.au, which displays and compares NAPLAN results across Australia, has played a role in both reporting and shaping this aspect of education policy.…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Literacy
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Sasaki, Miyuki; Baba, Kyoka; Nitta, Ryo; Matsuda, Paul Kei – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This article reports on two quasi-experimental studies that investigated the possible development and transfer of audience awareness in novice EFL writers as they engaged in online writing tasks through a Social Networking Service (SNS). Japanese students from two universities were asked to write, read, and comment on other students' writing once…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Yao, Xiaofang; Gruba, Paul – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
Increased attention to urban diversity as a site of study has fostered the recent development of linguistic landscape studies. To date, however, much of the research in this area has concerned the use and spread of English to the exclusion of other global languages. In a case study situated in Box Hill, a large suburb of Melbourne, we adopted a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Saeli, Hooman; Dalman, Mohammadreza; Rahmati, Payam – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This study explored the affective, behavioral, and cognitive engagement of 18 Iranian EFL learners with oral corrective feedback on lexical stress errors. The data were collected using questionnaires, pretests, posttests, and interviews. The questionnaire responses showed that the participants held various perceptions about direct feedback.…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Suprasegmentals, Error Patterns
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Brooke, Mark – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This study draws on Legitimation Code Theory (LCT), particularly semantic gravity waving, as a strategy for academic literacies practitioners to conceptualise how knowledge in their field might be organised and presented. Students can be guided to notice meanings related to context-dependency at the discourse and lexico-grammatical levels through…
Descriptors: Semantics, Literacy, Academic Language, Connected Discourse
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van Gelderen, Ben; Guthadjaka, Kathy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
In the famous Djuranydjura story from North-East Arnhem Land, when the visiting 'Macassan' offers the Yol?u ancestral dog rice, shoes and blankets, he rejects them all, in favour of his own land and resources. At Gäwa homeland on Elcho Island, this powerful story is reinterpreted to include the arrival of balanda (white) teachers, and their focus…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Literacy Education, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Moore, Paul J.; Díaz, Adriana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Languages curricula are an important, yet underutilized, site for students' development of intercultural knowledge, awareness and skills in higher education, though there has been little related empirical research. Given the key role teachers play in student learning, in the context of two Australian universities, this study explores language…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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