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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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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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Lee, Jackie F. K. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Given the potential influence of teachers' linguistic practice on children's language use and gender role development, the present study seeks to examine the extent of linguistic discrimination present in teachers' language. A total of 215 Chinese EFL teachers were invited to participate in the survey, which included a series of elicitation tests…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Asians
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Salter, Claire – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Speech pathology assessment within cross-cultural contexts, where the assessor and client differ in their cultural backgrounds, can create many challenges for assessment usage and implementation. With Australia being home to people from many cultures, this is a particular challenge for speech pathologists working in this country. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Geographic Regions, Speech Language Pathology
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Taylor-Leech, Kerry; Yates, Lynda – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This article draws on ethnographic data from a longitudinal study of newly-arrived immigrants of non English-speaking background in the Australian Adult Migrant English Program to investigate their opportunities for using English and the language learning strategies (LLS) they used to make the most of these opportunities. Analysis of their reports…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Learning Strategies, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Beykont, Zeynep F. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This article examines youth assessment of the quality and success of languages provision. The discussion draws on data collected from students and graduates of Victoria's 16 secondary Turkish programs in large-scale surveys (n=858) and follow-up interviews (n=177). Surveys revealed that upper secondary Turkish classrooms serve predominantly…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Surveys
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White, Erin; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This longitudinal study investigated teachers' use of the first language (L1) in two French foreign language (FL) intermediate level classes at two Australian universities. A native French-speaking teacher (NS) and a non-native French-speaking teacher (NNS) were observed and audio-recorded approximately every two weeks over a 12- week semester.…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, French, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes
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Scrimgeour, Andrew – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
While Chinese language learning in Australian schools is characterised by predominantly second language programs for learners who have had no prior exposure to the target language, there is increasing participation by Australian-born children who speak Putonghua (Mandarin) or another dialect at home. Curriculum and assessment frameworks and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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McKay, Graham – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The use of Indigenous languages has been declining over the period of non-Aboriginal settlement in Australia as a result of repressive policies, both explicit and implicit. The National Policy on Languages (Lo Bianco, 1987) was the high point of language policy in Australia, given its national scope and status and its attempt to encompass all…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education
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Rajadurai, Joanne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This paper reports on a study of Malay learners of English in Malaysia as they attempt to extend their use of English outside the classroom and thus participate in new linguistic practices. Using a multiple case study approach, the study examines the narrative accounts of learners generated through student journals and focus group discussions.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Ideology, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Lan Liana; Wigglesworth, Gillian; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In today's second language classrooms, students are often asked to work in pairs or small groups. Such collaboration can take place face-to-face, but now more often via computer mediated communication. This paper reports on a study which investigated the effect of the medium of communication on the nature of pair interaction. The study involved…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Tognini, Rita; Philp, Jenefer; Oliver, Rhonda – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This paper reports on a study of peer interaction in ten foreign language (FL) classes, six secondary and four primary, over a period of four months. The focus of this paper is the nature of peer interaction, including the purposes of second language use, and language choice. The data, comprising observation, audio and video recordings of five…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kim, Hyejeong; Elder, Catherine – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Researchers exploring the use of language use in radiotelephony communication have tended to focus on the limitations of the non-native English user and the threats which their limited control of English may pose for aviation safety (e.g. Atsushi, 2003, 2004). Hence the recent International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) policy places the onus…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Communication Problems, Focus Groups, Aviation Education
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Kurata, Naomi – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
This paper examines the patterns of language choice and the construction of L2 learning opportunities in foreign language learners' social networks by focusing on how these patterns and opportunities are socially structured in a Japanese language learner's natural interactions. It is based on a range of data, including a script of on-line chat…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Japanese, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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