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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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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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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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Bird, Sonya; Kell, Sarah – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Most Indigenous language revitalization programs in Canada currently emphasize spoken language. However, virtually no research has been done on the role of pronunciation in the context of language revitalization. This study set out to gain an understanding of attitudes around pronunciation in the SENCOTEN-speaking community, in order to determine…
Descriptors: Role, Pronunciation, Language Variation, Language Maintenance
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Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This mixed-method study examines the proficiency in and perceptions of French language learning of Grade 8 students who were exposed to an instructional approach called the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM). Six AIM classes (n = 125) and six non-AIM classes (n = 135) were observed and their students tested using a four-skills French as a second…
Descriptors: Interviews, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Porebski, Olgierd R.; McInnis, Charles E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
A follow-up study of a cross-cultural program bringing together French Canadians and native-English-speaking students of French found that fourth, fifth, and sixth grade Anglophone students gained in French language proficiency and in friendships with Francophone peers outside of school. (MSE)
Descriptors: Culture Contact, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, French
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Wesche, M. B.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The first stage of a study of Ottawa French immersion graduates at four universities examines their language skills; language use in university studies, work, and social life; attitudes toward the use of French; and opportunities for use and retention of advanced French skills at the universities. Research methodology is also discussed.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Cox, Terry B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Reports on a study that monitored and corrected the writing of bilingual Fransaskois students and immersion graduates in the same class. The study's objectives were to determine whether francophones and anglophones made similar or different mistakes and whether the two groups could be taught together without prejudice. Both groups made similar…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Comparative Analysis, Error Analysis (Language), Error Correction
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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Presents findings from case studies of adult Canadians who successfully maintained the French second-language skills they first learned at school. Results suggested that higher initial proficiency and amount of second-language use were both positively related to the level of retained proficiency. Subjects were virtually unanimous on seeing regular…
Descriptors: Adults, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Massey, D. Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Interviewed 24 students in 2 Ontario secondary schools about their decision to enrol or not to enroll in a French-as-a-Second-Language (FSL) program when it became optional for them at the end of ninth grade. Participants indicated that achieving a satisfactory level of communicative competence in French was important as a motivator to continue…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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McInnis, Charles E.; Porebski, Olgierd R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A program of activities outside the language classroom, conducted by specially trained French speakers and designed to improve Anglophone student attitudes toward the French language and French Canadians as well as to improve language skills, has been found to be successful over a three-year period. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Ethnic Groups, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries
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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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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
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Khettry, Francoise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
A study examined the relationship of young Alsatians' language attitudes to both their language behavior at school and their linguistic norm and attitudes toward maintenance of their dialect. Results suggest that maintenance of minority languages can be helped by teaching linguistic minority youth to value their language and combat stereotypes.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Foreign Countries, French, High School Students