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Cookson, Simon – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is currently implementing a program to improve the language proficiency of pilots and air traffic controllers worldwide. In justifying the program, ICAO has cited a number of airline accidents that were at least partly caused by language factors. Two accidents cited by ICAO are analysed in this…
Descriptors: Accidents, Linguistics, Interference (Language), Code Switching (Language)
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Alcon, Eva; Guzman, Josep-Roderic – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1995
Studied the effect of content knowledge on learners' participation in interactions between nonnative speakers. Measures of participation included amount of talk, conversational fillers, back channels, topic moves, clarification questions, and confirmation and comprehension checks. Findings support the relationship between knowledge and…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Data Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries