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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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Kinder, John J. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
The use of BE as an auxiliary verb with intransitive verbs has declined in all the Romance languages over the past five centuries. Today, Spanish and Portuguese use only HAVE, in Catalan and Romanian BE occurs in marginal contexts, and in French, BE is used with approximately 40 verbs. Italian is a notable exception, since BE is still used as the…
Descriptors: Semantics, Verbs, Monolingualism, Dictionaries
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Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
In the process of language shift from the immigrant languages to English, everyday communication within the family can become increasingly problematic due to strong divergences in the linguistic competences of the older and the younger generations. This article explores the process of language mediation between different generations, as it occurs…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Females
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Parkinson, Amber; Hajek, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
Although the Italian system of address pronouns is relatively complex, scant attention is paid to the issue in L2 manuals designed for English-speaking learners of Italian. After showing that Italian L2 manuals are not necessarily accurate in the limited detail they provide, we examine specifically the frequent claim that so-called informal…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Italian, English
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Clyne, Michael; Fernandez, Sue; Grey, Felicity – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
This paper compares two sets of data from the same year, 2001--the numbers of students taking languages other than English at primary and secondary level, and census statistics for the home use of languages other than English. The data draws attention to languages that are taught principally in day schools and those taken mainly in after hours…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Maintenance, Day Schools, Foreign Countries
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Barnett, Jenny – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1977
A functional syllabus for post-intermediate study of English as a second language (ESL) that was developed for the provincial high schools in Papua New Guinea is described. The framework necessary to analyze student needs and define learning objectives is based on languages uses. A "language use" is a semantic unit identifying the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Language Guides, Language Role
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