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Wray, Alison – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
Carers recognize that the linguistic problems associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be detrimental to effective communication, but they are often not sure what they can do to help. This article examines the use of formulaic language in AD, including routines, repetitions, and fillers, through the lens of a model of how cognitive and social…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Language Processing, Caregivers, Correlation
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Walker, Nicholas R.; Cedergren, Henrietta; Trofimovich, Pavel; Gatbonton, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
In recent years, language researchers and teachers have attempted to put meaningful communication at the centre of learners' classroom interactions. Yet the majority of existing computer-assisted language learning (CALL) applications have relied on largely non-communicative learner-computer interactions. The challenge facing CALL developers,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Nursing Education, Speech Communication
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Segalowitz, Norman; Kehayia, Eva – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
There is growing interest in language barriers in health care (LBHC)--interest, that is, in how the quality of health care service delivery might be compromised when patients and health care providers do not share the same first language. This article discusses LBHC as an emerging research area that provides valuable opportunities for researchers…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Patients, Native Language
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Vickers, Caroline; Goble, Ryan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
The purpose of this article is to examine the use of English discourse markers (EDMs) in medical consultations that were conducted in Spanish. Data are collected from an audio-recorded corpus of Spanish-language consultations that took place in a small community clinic in the United States as well as post-consultation interviews with patients and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Patients, Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language)
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Doe, Christine; Fox, Janna – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
The process of taking a high-stakes test stretches well beyond the day of the test itself; indeed, months may be spent preparing for such a test. Strategy research has proved to be a fruitful means of investigating the test-taking process, but it has typically relied on only one research approach at one contact point. This study explores three…
Descriptors: Testing, English (Second Language), Investigations, High Stakes Tests
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Norton, Bonny; Jones, Shelley; Ahimbisibwe, Daniel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
While the HIV/AIDS epidemic has wrought havoc in the lives of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa, access to information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the disease remains a challenge for many, and particularly for young people. This article reports on an action research study undertaken in a rural Ugandan village in 2006.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Action Research, Official Languages, Access to Information
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Yim, Yoon-kyung Kecia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article reports an investigation of second language (L2) students' class participation in English-language university courses in two different modes: face-to-face off-line and asynchronous online. The study addressed (1) what characteristics of academic online discourse were created in graduate courses; (2) how students reported their…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Socialization
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Kim, Tae-Young – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This study examines the longitudinal trajectories of two Korean ESL immigrants' L2 learning motivation from an Activity Theory perspective. Two highly skilled immigrants participated in monthly semistructured interviews over a period of 10 months. The research questions are as follows: (1) How does the relationship between ESL learners and their…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Social Influences
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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article advances a framework for early language and literacy development among young English language learners (ELLs). A dual-language book project undertaken in partnership with a local elementary school provides a context within which to address children's need to negotiate language, culture, and identity as they transition and make meaning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Small Group Instruction
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Abdi, Klara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article draws on data from an ethnographic multiple-case study on the identity, positioning, and interactions of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL) students in regular Canadian high school Spanish classes. Interview and classroom observational data are discursively analyzed to reveal the presence of a form of language ideology that equates…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ideology, Literacy, Spanish Speaking
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Moyer, Alene – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This study examines the significance of language use for second language (L2) accent and tests it against factors such as length of residence (LOR) and age of onset (AO). Participants include 42 non-native speakers of English and 8 native speaker controls. Read-aloud items and guided free-speaking tasks are rated on a 5-point scale. Correlation…
Descriptors: Investigations, Phonology, Native Speakers, Language Enrichment
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Nicholas, Bonnie J.; Rossiter, Marian J.; Abbott, Marilyn L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
Although considerable research has examined the use of literature in the second language (L2) classroom, there has been less investigation into the integration of learners' personal stories in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom. Following Wajnryb's (2003) categorizations of story as language learning, genre, and the creation of what…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, English (Second Language), Story Telling, Adult Students
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Rivard, Leonard P.; Levesque, Annabel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
Research suggests that language-based activities should be an integral part of science teaching and learning and that these are even more important in minority-language contexts. The present cross-case study investigates how literacy is enacted in francophone science classrooms. Three francophone teachers were observed while they taught Grade 9…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Grade 9, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Roy, Sylvie; Galiev, Albert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
The present article examines discourses on bilingualism in French immersion schools and connects local ideologies of bilingualism to a more global view of what it means to be bilingual in Canada. Bilingualism is usually regarded as two isolated monolingualisms (or monolingual systems) in which there is no place for code-switching, uneven language…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Immersion Programs, Official Languages, Ideology
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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
Although second language (L2) teachers spend a significant amount of time marking students' writing, many of them feel that their efforts do not pay off. While students want teachers to give them feedback on their writing and value teacher feedback, they might experience feelings of frustration and confusion once they receive it. What is amiss in…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction
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