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Watts, Noel – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Examines the research needs relative to the use of foreign languages in tourism activities in Australia and New Zealand. Findings indicate a lack of precise information on the ways in which the tourism industry in these countries provides appropriate language assistance to non-English speaking inbound visitors. Suggestions for future research are…
Descriptors: Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Economic Factors, French
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Rieschild, Verna Robertson – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Examines some aspects of English and Lebanese-Arabic adult responses to child answers, exploring the way the use of preferred communication strategies reflects culturally based assumptions about learning and guiding learning. The article argues that adults who regularly deal with young children develop preferred interactive strategies deriving…
Descriptors: Adults, Arabic, Child Language, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Ninnes, Peter – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1996
Examines factors influencing language maintenance among secondary school students of Vietnamese ethnic background. Students' Vietnamese language ability and frequency of Vietnamese language use were evaluated and correlated with demographic, cultural, social, and attitudinal factors. Length of residence in Australia was more influential in…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Demography, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Mansouri, Fethi – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Investigates the effect of competing structures (pragmatics, semantics and morphosyntax) on the development of Arabic subject-verb agreement morphology and marking in Arabic interlanguage among Australian students of Arabic. Findings indicate that linguistic complexity influences the processing strategies employed and determines the order of…
Descriptors: Arabic, College Students, Data Collection, Foreign Countries
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Yunxia, Zhu – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Examines the different attitudes of native speakers in understanding a written genre of Modern Standard Chinese--sales letters. The study focuses on the use of formulaic components appearing in real Chinese sales letters and compares these components with the advice given in textbooks. Findings reveal a gap between business teaching and business…
Descriptors: Business Education, Chinese, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Zanardi, Nicoletta – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Presents data from a cross-sectional study of the use of cohesion in Italian texts written by second-language adult learners and by native speakers. The study's goal was to compare learners and native speakers in their use of cohesion and to observe the developmental sequences in the use of cohesion. Data interpretation is presented. (64…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Cognitive Development, Cohesion (Written Composition), Comparative Analysis
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Toda, Takako – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Studies the acquisition of timing control by Australians enrolled in first-year Japanese. Instrumental techniques are used to observe segment duration and pitch patterns in the speech production of learners and native speakers. Results indicate the learners can control timing, but their phonetic realization differs from that of native speakers.…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English, Error Analysis (Language), Foreign Countries
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Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1993
Videotapes of French lessons in two Australian high schools at the level of year eight identified lesson features relevant to development of second-language skills. Classroom ecology and the importance of mime and gesture in relation to students' active listening and comprehension are stressed. Transcripts and the structure of exchanges in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Discourse Analysis
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