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Sarkar, Mela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Language revitalization work at one First Nation in eastern Canada has been ongoing for over two decades. Several approaches have been put in place: core teaching of Mi'gmaq as a primary school subject, language documentation and the creation of an online dictionary, and an Elders' focus group on language, as well other shorter-term projects. In…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives
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Borer, Linda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
This study explored the effect on vocabulary retention of vocalizations involving three cognitive processing depths ("repetition," "manipulation," and "generation"). Eight participants in an English for academic purposes (EAP) context encountered five unknown words when working alone and five different words when working in pairs. In each…
Descriptors: Tests, Dictionaries, English for Academic Purposes, Inner Speech (Subvocal)
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Hammerly, Hector – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Examines various approaches to the teaching of word meanings in the second language classroom, including the use of translation, visual aids, and direct methods. (AM)
Descriptors: Definitions, Dictionaries, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hall, Christopher – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Examines how application of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and information technology can be used to overcome "grammar deficit" seen in many British undergraduate German students. A combination of explicit, implicit, and exploratory grammar teaching approaches uses diverse resources, including word processing packages,…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Dictionaries
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Wesche, Marjorie; Paribakht, T. Sima – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Provides a detailed analysis of techniques used for second language vocabulary assessment and the implied assumptions about the underlying construct of vocabulary knowledge. The article notes that existing measures of vocabulary size are uninformative as to the depth of knowledge that learners have about particular words. (56 references)…
Descriptors: Dictation, Dictionaries, Error Analysis (Language), Error Correction
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Williams, Jerry M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Teachers are encouraged to learn to codify student errors of selection and usage and to promote use of dictionaries and other lexical tools so students can achieve proper pronunciation and identify colloquialisms, misuse of idioms, and lack of grammatical logic in complex constructions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dictionaries, Error Correction, Error Patterns
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Weinrib, Alice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
This bibliography includes citations of recent instructional materials, articles, and other publications relating to the teaching of French and English as second languages in Canada. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Cox, Jerry L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Proposes a method, based on dependency theory, for teaching reading in the foreign language classroom. Examples are provided for English, German, French, and Norwegian. (AM)
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Dictionaries, English (Second Language), French