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Dixon, Sally; Angelo, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
As part of the "Bridging the Language Gap" project undertaken with 86 State and Catholic schools across Queensland, the language competencies of Indigenous students have been found to be "invisible" in several key and self-reinforcing ways in school system data. A proliferation of inaccurate, illogical and incomplete data…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries, English
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Major, George; Terraschke, Agnes; Major, Emily; Setijadi, Charlotte – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper explores the concept of social inclusion from the perspective of recent migrants, from language backgrounds other than English, at work in Australia. We adopt an understanding of social inclusion that acknowledges the importance of economic independence, while also considering migrants' feelings of connectedness at work and their sense…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Social Integration, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Norris, Lindy; Coutas, Penelope – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The rhetoric around global connectedness and advances in information communication technologies (ICTs) suggests that: Professional life for the marginalised and isolated language teacher should be easier; the experience of language learners in Australian schools should be more meaningful and bring them closer to the languages and communities that…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Professional Isolation
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Santello, Marco – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This study outlines a linguistic profile of two subgroups of Italian English circumstantial bilinguals - one dominant in English and the other dominant in Italian--by exploring for the first time their linguistic repertoire through the Gradient Bilingual Dominance Scale (Dunn & Fox Tree, 2009). The scale takes into account language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Dominance, Bilingualism, Immigrants
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Swain, Merrill – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
In this paper, one of the goals is to highlight a disciplinary intersection between applied linguistics, psychology and gerontology. Though connections between applied linguistics and psychology, and applied linguistics and gerontology, have been made in the past, the particular intersection described offers some new insights by making use of a…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Applied Linguistics, Theory of Mind, Older Adults
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Bae, Eun Young; Oh, Sun-Young – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Within the theoretical and methodological framework of Conversation Analysis, the present study explores the nature of the native speaker (NS) and nonnative speaker (NNS) identities in repair practices of English conversation. It has identified and analyzed in detail repair sequences in the data and has also conducted quantitative analyses in…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Native Speakers, Classification, English (Second Language)
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Stanley, Phiona; Murray, Neil – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
There is no standard via which to measure the "qualified" English language teacher in a way that is meaningful to institutions seeking to employ teaching staff. This is significant given that candidates may differ markedly in their language competence, knowledge about language, methodological skills and ability to explain and justify their praxis…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Teacher Qualifications, Applied Linguistics, English (Second Language)
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van Zeeland, Hilde – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
The vast majority of second language (L2) vocabulary research focuses on learners' knowledge of isolated word forms. However, it is unclear to what extent this knowledge can be used as an indicator of knowledge in context (i.e. reading and listening). This study aims to shed light on this issue by comparing ESL learners' knowledge of the meaning…
Descriptors: Semantics, Word Frequency, Sentences, Vocabulary Development
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Adrefiza; Jones, Jeremy F. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Studies on apologies have proliferated in pragmatics research, but little research has been conducted on apology responses (ARs). The present inquiry contributes to filling the gap in the literature, and it does so by examining such responses in two languages, Australian English (AE) and Bahasa Indonesia (BI). The study ultimately focuses on two…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Asians
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Liu, Lian; Stevenson, Marie – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study examines stance in cross-cultural media discourse by comparing disaster news reports on the Sichuan earthquake of May 2008 in a Chinese, an Australian Chinese, and an Australian newspaper. The stance taken in the news reports is examined using the Attitude sub-system of Martin and White's (2005) Appraisal framework. The analysis…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Natural Disasters, Discourse Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics
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Disbray, Samantha; Loakes, Deborah – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Texts in Aboriginal English (AE) and creole varieties have been created by Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers for a range of purposes. In this paper, we focus on materials created in and for five educational contexts, and investigate the orthographic or spelling systems developed in each setting. Choices about orthography are guided by…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Creoles, English, Foreign Countries
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Harrington, Michael; Jiang, Wenying – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study examines the effect of recognition-based retrieval practice on vocabulary learning in a university Chinese class. Students (N=26) were given practice retrieving new vocabulary (single or two-character words) in a series of simple form recognition tests administered over four weeks. The test sets consisted of target vocabulary that…
Descriptors: Chinese, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Cao, Yiqian Katherine – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This paper examines dynamism in students' situational willingness to communicate (WTC) within a second language classroom. This longitudinal study involved twelve English as a Second Language (ESL) participants who enrolled in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme in New Zealand for five months. Based on data from classroom…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Linebaugh, Gary; Roche, Thomas – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
In this paper we explore English pronunciation teaching within an English as an International Language (EIL) framework, arguing that teaching learners how to produce English phonemes can lead to an improvement in their aural ability. English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners often have difficulty discriminating between and producing…
Descriptors: Arabs, Articulation (Speech), English (Second Language), Pronunciation Instruction
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Cameron, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Whether Willingness to Communicate (WTC) is a permanent trait or is modified by situational context has previously been investigated in various studies (e.g. Cao & Philp, 2006; Kang, 2005; MacIntyre & Legatto, 2011). However, most research into WTC has been quantitative or conducted in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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