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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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Séror, Jérémie; Gentil, Guillaume – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Drawing on the notion of biliteracy as the "the conjunction of literacy and bilingualism," this article reports on multiple ongoing case studies of multilingual university students developing academic literacies simultaneously in French and English. Interview data and textual and video records of students' writing practices were used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Literacy, Language Minorities
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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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Moise, Lena Celine; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
A study compared students' orientations toward learning Spanish to their orientations toward learning English or French as a second language, and examined other variables, including interethnic attitudes and contact, motivation, self-confidence, and Spanish competence. Results do not permit a clear delineation of a sociomotivational basis for…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, 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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Bausenhart, Werner A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Examines responses given on a survey questionnaire of elementary college German students' backgrounds, reasons for studying German, and perceived stereotypes of Germans. Argues that a list of ethnic stereotypes resulting from this study would be a good teaching aid and starting point for class discussion. (EKN)
Descriptors: English, Ethnic Stereotypes, French, German
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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