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Rodriguez-Ford, Pilar; Georgalas, Sotiri – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Results of a statistical study of the two imperfect subjunctive endings in Spanish and Latin American journalism show the use of "-se" to be decreasing, although usage is slightly higher in Spain. Use of the imperfect subjuntive with an indicative meaning is also slightly more common in Spain. (MSE)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Journalism, Language Research, Language Usage
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Allen, J. P. B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Three approaches to language curriculum design are outlined: structural, functional, and experiential. A three-level model is proposed for a second language curriculum that integrates the three approaches and their goals into an adaptable curriculum meeting varied needs with consistent methodology and theory. Both linear and cyclical applications…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The use of graphics for teaching the structure of the target language is examined as an extension of the traditional use of graphics to teach vocabulary and text comprehension. The concept is illustrated with examples from several languages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Diagrams, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Mes-Prat, Margaret; Edwards, Henry P. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Describes a reading experiment with two groups of English speaking children attending French immersion programs. The two groups, from grades 3 and 6 respectively, were tested in both English and French for their ability to recognize spelling patterns and to make positive transfers from one language to the other. (MES)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, English, French
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Medina-Nguyen, Suzanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Analyzes the overgeneralizations of bilingual children to determine whether the overgeneralizations of Spanish and English monolinguals would differ from those found in the speech samples of Spanish-English bilinguals and to reach a better understanding of speakers' preference for certain affixes and roots. (MES)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Language, English, Error Patterns
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Cardy, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A collection of gross errors in language usage can be used effectively for classroom practice in error analysis and can increase students' understanding of the conceptual and functional frameworks of language use by appealing to their sense of humor. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Problems, Cultural Awareness, Discourse Analysis
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The dislocation of sentence elements in spoken French is seen as allowing the speaker to free himself from certain constraints imposed on word order, position of accents, and grammar. Dislocation is described, its various functions are enumerated, and implications for second language instruction are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: French, Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Sentence Structure
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Kaminskas, Jurate – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Saint-Exupery's story, "The Little Prince," is analyzed from the point of view of the structures through which the author wishes to inspire and instruct the reader. The use of disguised didactic discourse and the manipulation of words toward this end are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, French, Literary Styles, Moral Values
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Teschner, Richard V. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A study of the extent to which Spanish and French noun cognates in a 15,000-word corpus have the same or different grammatical gender is presented, and a list of about 750 cognates with differing genders is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, French, Lexicology
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Beer-Toker, Mia; Hamayan, Else – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Presents study designed to investigate production of certain structures in French by native-speaking French Canadian children using the Bilingual Syntax Measure. Data show no difference in production for structures studied across ages; however, significant difference was found in extent to which structures were produced correctly. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Child Language, French, Language Acquisition, Language Research
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Cohen, Avraham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A study investigated the ability of socially handicapped Israeli students to determine a word's meaning from its linguistic context. The results and their implications for second language instruction are examined in light of current theories of context. (MSE)
Descriptors: Context Clues, Cultural Context, Decoding (Reading), Descriptive Linguistics