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Cameron, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Whether Willingness to Communicate (WTC) is a permanent trait or is modified by situational context has previously been investigated in various studies (e.g. Cao & Philp, 2006; Kang, 2005; MacIntyre & Legatto, 2011). However, most research into WTC has been quantitative or conducted in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Barkhuizen, Gary; Knoch, Ute – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article reports on a study which investigated the language lives of Afrikaans-speaking South African immigrants in New Zealand. Particularly, it focuses on their awareness of and attitudes to language policy in both South Africa and New Zealand, and how these influence their own and their family's language practices. Narrative interviews with…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Speech Communication, Language Attitudes, Official Languages
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Kim, Sun Hee Ok – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2005
Bilinguals sometimes report on difficulties in finding words while speaking in the first language (L1) or the second language (L2), which is frequently attributed to the negative influence of one language onto the other. This paper addresses this issue by investigating the relationship between L1 and L2 vocabulary knowledge of Korean-English…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Correlation, Vocabulary Development, Educational Environment
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Folmer, Jetske – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1992
Language shift and language loss were studied in three generations of a Dutch immigrant family. Findings from an analysis of letters, interviews, a domain questionnaire, and editing and correction tests suggest increases in language shift with each generation although the degree of loss was rather slow in the first and second generation. (Contains…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Dutch, Foreign Countries, Immigrants