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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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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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Liddicoat, Anthony J.; Curnow, Timothy Jowan; Scarino, Angela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This paper examines the development of the First Language Maintenance and Development (FLMD) program in South Australia. This program is the main language policy activity that specifically focuses on language maintenance in government primary schools and has existed since 1986. During this time, the program has evolved largely as the result of ad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Maintenance, Native Language
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Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
In light of the growing interest in the cognitive approach to task in second language (L2) research, comparatively little has been done to examine such effect over time and the role of individual differences (IDs). The present study was designed to verify some longitudinal evidence for the role of tasks in L2 production and whether IDs, in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Goal Orientation, Individual Differences, Longitudinal Studies
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Cruickshank, Ken; Wright, Jan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The current discourse in Australian languages education is that if children study languages in the early years, then languages uptake in secondary schools will increase. There has been little coherent data collection and analysis, however, to support or challenge this discourse. This article draws on findings from an ARC Linkage study in NSW…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools
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Bitchener, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The focus of this article is on the written feedback that supervisors say they often give their second language (L2) doctoral students. Little is known about the focus of this feedback and about what supervisors consider as priorities in the early draft writing of dissertation chapters. Given the potentially different priorities and foci of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Written Language, Applied Linguistics
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