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Grey, Sarah; Jackson, Carrie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Linguistic self-confidence is an underlying factor in L2 motivation and positive L2 learning outcomes. However, few studies have investigated its hypothesized relationship to objective L2 learning outcomes or the relationship between self-confidence and cognitive and affective individual differences that influence L2 learning. In this study,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Affective Behavior, Accuracy
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Simard, Daphnée; Molokopeeva, Tatiana; Zhang, Yan Qing – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
The role played by working memory (WM), that is, the capacity to temporarily maintain and cognitively process information, has been extensively studied in second language (L2) research. In a general sense, WM has been shown to be related to various aspects of L2 learning and use; however, little information is available regarding its relationship…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Native Language, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Blondeau, Hélène; Lemée, Isabelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This study focuses on L2 French spoken in two different Laurentian settings in Canada: L2 French spoken by anglophones who have developed bilingual community practices in Montreal, where French is the majority language; and L2 French spoken by anglophones who have learned French in a formal context in Ontario, where French is a minority language.…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries
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Douglas, Scott Roy; Doe, Christine; Cheng, Liying – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
From the perspective of newcomers to Canada, using English as an additional language (EAL), this study explores how newcomers' interlocutors might impede workplace communication. Six participants speaking EAL and with a variety of language backgrounds shared their workplace experiences. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wong, Melanie M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
As our global communication and linguistic landscapes continue to change, kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) students are engaging in a variety of literacy practices (on both page and screen) in technology-enhanced classrooms. Due to the affordances of technologies, individuals are moving fluidly between various learning spaces within and outside the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Grade 6, Literacy, Socialization
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Wong, Kevin M.; Mak, Pauline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Self-assessments are instructional tools with the potential to enhance self-regulatory and language-learning processes in students in the writing classroom. Although widely studied in the first language context, self-assessment research in L2 writing contexts is relatively unexplored. Yet recent research indicates that the demands of writing in a…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Self Management
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Deng, Jun; Ranta, Leila – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article presents an investigation of L2 pragmatic development by a group of 19 Chinese EFL teachers who participated in a five-month program in Canada (SA group). A written discourse-completion task (WDCT) was administered to assess participants' pragmatic knowledge of how to make requests in English. They also completed a paper-based…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Snoddon, Kristin; Wilkinson, Erin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article discusses some issues in Canadian sign language recognition in light of the federal government's recent introduction of an "Accessible Canada Act" and related deaf community activism. We identify gaps in knowledge surrounding sign language use, including communicative practices of deaf Indigenous peoples, and outline the…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Activism, Language Usage
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Cobb, Tom; Horst, Marlise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
The vocabulary research of the 1980s and 1990s brought a breath of fresh air into the language classroom. Teachers in many remote EFL locations had long suspected that vocabulary was their learners' main challenge, but there was little research evidence to confirm this or say what to do about it. Then, suddenly, work by Nation, Laufer, Meara,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Grammar
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Lyster, Roy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Translanguaging practices come into play in social interactions between bilinguals when they are making use of all their shared linguistic resources and blending their languages in natural ways. Stemming from these practices is translanguaging pedagogy, which is designed so that students in school-based additive bilingual programs can benefit from…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English, Native Language, Immersion Programs
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Kennedy, Sara; Tromovich, Pavel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
In this review article, we discuss the construct of second language (L2) comprehensibility, which refers to listeners' judgments of ease or difficulty in understanding L2 speech. We first briefly describe intelligibility and comprehensibility, two measures that capture listener understanding of L2 speech. We then present evidence that supports the…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Difficulty Level
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Norton, Bonny – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
The year 2019 is a banner year for "The Canadian Modern Language Review/La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes (CMLR/RCLV)," which celebrates its 75th year of publication, and its profound impact on the field of applied linguistics in Canada and beyond since the conclusion of World War II. The year 2019 is also personally significant…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, Periodicals
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Duff, Patricia; Zappa-Hollman, Sandra; Surtees, Victoria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Research on first language, second language, and multilingual socialization has flourished over the past three decades in many formal and informal educational contexts around the world. One relatively recent site for such research, particularly for multilingual students learning English as an additional language, is post-secondary institutions…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Derwing, Tracey M.; Thomson, Ronald I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Tracey Derwing and Ron Thomson reflect on the growth of Canadian L2 pronunciation research from the early 1990s onward. Although many phoneticians and language educators called for pronunciation instruction (PI) for decades, in the early 1980s little empirical research existed to inform pronunciation pedagogy, despite an influx of Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Strachan, Lauren; Trofimovich, Pavel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Previous research has shown that English regular past-tense forms are difficult to perceive, yet perception studies to date have used experimentally manipulated input, and none has investigated how contextual cues, beyond temporal adverbials, affect the perception of the regular past. This study investigated whether second language (L2) learners…
Descriptors: Grammar, English, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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