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Derwing, Tracey M.; Thomson, Ronald I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Tracey Derwing and Ron Thomson reflect on the growth of Canadian L2 pronunciation research from the early 1990s onward. Although many phoneticians and language educators called for pronunciation instruction (PI) for decades, in the early 1980s little empirical research existed to inform pronunciation pedagogy, despite an influx of Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Plaskacz, Bohdan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Grammar
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Pietropaolo, Domenico – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Focuses on linguistic interference patterns which impede the progress of Italians learning English as a second language in Canada. (RL)
Descriptors: Interference (Language), Italian, Language Research, Linguistics
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Discusses development and objectives of language educational centers concerned with the signigicance of applied linguistics in the development of second language learning theory. (RL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Linguistics
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Lonsdale, Deryle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Because automated natural language processing relies heavily on the still developing fields of linguistics, knowledge representation, and computational linguistics, no system is capable of mimicking human linguistic capabilities. For the present, interactive systems may be used to augment today's technology. (MSE)
Descriptors: Data Processing, Information Science, Linguistics, Programing Languages
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Nuessel, Frank – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Methods for using postage stamps to their greatest potential in any level Spanish class are outlined, with illustrations and examples provided. Among the subjects that can be addressed through this medium are economics, politics, anthropology, archaeology, history, language and literature, geography, and music. (MSE)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Teacher training for French instructors is criticized as incomplete, consisting only of some formulas for immediate classroom application. A plan for a more comprehensive curriculum consisting of theoretical and practical components in the areas of language, culture, learning, communication, and instruction is proposed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, French
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Training for ESL teachers should include linguistic training and application skills, cultural appreciation, second language teaching competencies, and the abilities to design and evaluate curriculum and to select or develop tests. Teacher specialization opportunities, support services, professional development, and the links between research and…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Cultural Context, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Laments the minimal role played by university language departments in the evolution of the study of language and language instruction that has occurred during the past decades. Briefly analyzes this anomaly and outlines some current international trends which stress a need for considerable changes in the role performed by the universities.…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Departments, Higher Education
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents an overview of the language teaching situation in Canada's universities, and makes suggestions for its improvement. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Classical Languages, Grammar Translation Method, Higher Education