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Weber, Joanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2022
Arts-based data from a theatre play, "Apple Time," are explored in order to disrupt binarized diversity discourses dominating deaf education in a diasporic community located in a small city in Saskatchewan. Deaf education is demarcated by two camps of professionals: those who promote the development of spoken English through the use of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Theater Arts, Deafness, 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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Beaulieu, Suzie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
One of the most complex aspects of verbal interaction to master in a second language is the use of pronouns of address. In French for nursing students, pedagogical prescriptions favour the use of "vous" for interactions with patients; however, corpus linguistic studies have shown that "tu" is increasingly used in the French…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Distance, Language Usage
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Vessey, Rachelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This article examines the salience and content of representations of language education in a corpus of English- and French-Canadian newspapers. Findings suggest that English-Canadian newspapers foreground official-language education issues, in which public schools are represented as the primary means by which Canadians can gain equal access to…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Foreign Countries, English, French
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Landry, Rodrigue; Allard, Real – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A survey of francophone parents in Monckton, New Brunswick enrolling their children in either English-language or French-language schools revealed the reasons for the enrollment choices, satisfaction with the choice, perceptions of their children's linguistic competence and ethnic identity, their own linguistic assimilation, home and second…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingualism, English, Ethnic Groups
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Hamers, Josiane F. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Presents comparison of three types of exchange programs between anglophone and francophone students in Quebec and their effects on students' language and cultural attitudes. Results showed that direct contact between geographically distant groups is more successful than exchanges between geographically close groups and between distant groups where…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Cultural Awareness, English
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Flamand, Jacques – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
States the need for placing greater emphasis on writing and less on translation, particularly in a country such as Canada where two official languages require many translations and where the French language is constantly threatened by the overwhelming pressure of English. Sees translation quality as largely dependent on quality writing.…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English, French, Interpreters
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Starets, Moshe – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
Results of a survey suggest that Acadian parents' affective attitudes toward the French and English languages differ from their instrumental, material attitudes. Implications for the Acadian school system and maintenance of French in Nova Scotia are noted. (MSE)
Descriptors: English, Foreign Countries, French, Language Attitudes