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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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Han, Yeji; Segalowitz, Norman; Khalil, Laura; Kehayia, Eva; Turner, Carolyn; Gatbonton, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This study examined whether discourse-marker use changes in nurse-patient interactions as a function of nurses using their first (L1) or second (L2) language. Discourse markers were analyzed as turn-maintenance markers that indicate acknowledgement and discourse-shift markers that signal shifts of a topic or speaker in the conversation. These two…
Descriptors: Nurses, Patients, Interaction, Language Usage
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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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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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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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Slavkov, Nikolay; Séror, Jérémie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article capitalizes on the notion of linguistic risk-taking by focusing on a new pedagogical initiative at the University of Ottawa, an institution where courses, programs, and services in both English and French are available. In this bilingual context, we define linguistic risks as authentic communicative acts in learners' second official…
Descriptors: Risk, Universities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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Marshall, Steve; Lee, Ena – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Roberge defines the 1.5 Generation as "those who immigrate as young children and have life experiences that span two or more countries, cultures and languages" (2009, p. 4). In US and Canadian higher education, the term has gained considerable recognition, with the scope of the term broadening among some educators to include…
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, Ethnic Groups, Surveys
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Knouzi, Ibtissem; Mady, Callie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Grounded in the cross-linguistic influence(s) (CLI) literature, this study used objective measures to compare the use of English, lexical richness and syntactic complexity, and grammatical accuracy and fluency in the texts of three groups of Grade 6 French immersion students: Canadian-born anglophones (C-A), Canadian-born multilinguals (C-M), and…
Descriptors: French, Immigrants, Multilingualism, Social Status
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Oliver, Rhonda; Nguyen, Bich – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
In this study, we explore how Aboriginal multilingual speakers use technology-enhanced environments, specifically Facebook, for their translanguaging practices. Using data collected from Facebook posts written by seven Aboriginal youth over a period of 18 months, we investigate how the participants move between Aboriginal English (AE) and Standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Code Switching (Language), Social Media, Indigenous Populations
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Van Viegen Stille, Saskia; Bethke, Robin; Bradley-Brown, Jackie; Giberson, Janet; Hall, Gillian – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
This paper reports research findings relating to a recent initiative to build capacity and support professional learning among educators to meet the needs of English language learners in Ontario schools. Drawing on data from case studies of educator teams in 16 school districts, the paper explores whether and how collaborative inquiry promoted…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Code Switching (Language), Language Usage
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Hafner, Christoph A.; Li, David C. S.; Miller, Lindsay – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Recently there has been considerable interest in the role of first language use in second/foreign language learning, especially where students share a common first language. However, most research has focused on in-class interaction between teachers and learners. Much less attention has been given to students' out-of-class practices, for example,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese
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