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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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Zhang, Yanyin; Widyastuti, Ima – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study investigates the status of morphology in the L2 English of three members of a family from Indonesia (parents and their 5-year-old daughter) who have lived, studied or worked in Australia for a year. The investigation is contextualized against various learning settings in which the informants have learned English: formal instruction in…
Descriptors: Daughters, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Lam, Wendy Y. K. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
While strategy instruction research generally focuses on the effect of the teaching on learners' use of the strategies targeted for instruction, the present study examines the "wash over" effect on learners' use of pre-existing, non-target strategies. The study involved a treatment class and a comparison class in the ESL oral classroom…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Group Discussion, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Baldauf, Richard B., Jr.; Kaplan, Robert B. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Applied Linguistics is a diverse field, comprising a substantial number of sub-fields, sub-specialisations and related fields. To see that this is the case one need only examine the various handbooks and encyclopaedic references that have been published in the last ten years to see the wide range of topics that have been covered. As with many…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Journal Articles, Applied Linguistics, National Organizations
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Slegers, Claudia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study explores contemporary attitudes to Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Since at least the 1960s, sign languages have been accepted by linguists as natural languages with all of the key ingredients common to spoken languages. However, these visual-spatial languages have historically been subject to ignorance and myth in Australia and…
Descriptors: Language Research, Participant Observation, Linguistics, Sign Language
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Estival, Dominique; Molesworth, Brett – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper reports on the preliminary stages of a project designed to investigate communication problems in General Aviation and assess the utility of language technologies as a means of mitigation. The study presented in this paper is the first of a three-part study, in which we aim to investigate the extent to which the English language…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Flight Training, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Moder, Carol Lynn; Halleck, Gene B. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study investigates the variation in oral proficiency demonstrated by 14 Air Traffic Controllers across two types of testing tasks: work-related radio telephony-based tasks and non-specific English tasks on aviation topics. Their performance was compared statistically in terms of level ratings on the International Civil Aviation Organization…
Descriptors: Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Air Transportation
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Van Moere, Alistair; Suzuki, Masanori; Downey, Ryan; Cheng, Jian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper discusses the development of an assessment to satisfy the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Language Proficiency Requirements. The Versant Aviation English Test utilizes speech recognition technology and a computerized testing platform, such that test administration and scoring are fully automated. Developed in…
Descriptors: Scoring, Test Construction, Language Proficiency, Standards
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Matsumoto, Masanori – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Motivational characteristics of students learning Japanese as a foreign language at universities in Australia were investigated to find out what affecting factors are closely related to their intentions for continuing/discontinuing their study. The results showed that students' cultural/linguistic backgrounds have a significant impact on their…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Japanese, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Ting, Su-Hie; Mahadhir, Mahanita – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This preliminary study examines the languages used by parents with their children in Malay, Chinese Foochow and Indian Tamil families to find out how the similarity or dissimilarity in parents' ethnic language influenced the choice of language transmitted to children and how far standard languages have permeated the family domain in Kuching City…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Educational Background
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Caldwell, David – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper explores the language used by Australian Football League (AFL) footballers and Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) journalists in their post-match interviews broadcast on ABC (774 Melbourne) radio. From Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), Appraisal is used to investigate the evaluative language expressed by the AFL footballers in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Team Sports, Journalism, Athletes
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Read, John; Knoch, Ute – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
As a result of investigations showing that communication problems can be a significant contributing factor to major aviation accidents, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has established a set of Language Proficiency Requirements. All pilots and air traffic controllers engaged in international aviation must be certified by their…
Descriptors: Accidents, Communication Problems, Evaluators, Investigations
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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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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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Huhta, Ari – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This article describes and analyses the development of a new test of aviation English by the Finnish Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA), as well as the overall situation in Finland as regards the testing of aviation English. The article describes the FCAA development project and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the new test and the whole…
Descriptors: Testing, Aviation Education, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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