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Romanova, Natalia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This study investigated two issues: (1) whether availability of planning time affects learners' ability to notice and learn from recasts in the input; and (2) whether pre-task or online planning is more effective. Participants were randomly assigned to three groups that formed the treatment conditions: a no planning group (N = 13), a pre-task…
Descriptors: Investigations, Pretests Posttests, Second Language Learning, Morphology (Languages)
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Trenchs-Parera, Mireia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
The study describes the effects of formal instruction (FI) and a stay abroad (SA) on the fluency displayed by 19 bilingual EFL undergraduate non-native speakers (NNSs). It includes data from 10 native speakers (NSs). The relative frequencies of seven dysfluency phenomena at three data-collection points are compared statistically, and a linear…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rossiter, Marian J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article explores perceptions of the speaking fluency of 24 adult ESL learners (11 men, 13 women) who narrated picture stories at Time 1 and again 10 weeks later at Time 2. One-minute excerpts from each rendition were randomized and played to 15 novice and six expert native speakers of English (undergraduate education students and experienced…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Adult Students, Student Attitudes
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van Compernolle, Remi A.; Williams, Lawrence – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article reports on the variable omission of the French negative particle "ne" (the first marker of verbal negation) in synchronous (i.e., real-time) electronic communication environments. Patterns of variation in a corpus of non-educational chat (i.e., free, public-access Internet chat) are analyzed and compared to data produced by first-,…
Descriptors: Language Variation, French, Computational Linguistics, Synchronous Communication
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Comanaru, Ruxandra; Noels, Kimberly A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
The motivation of 145 learners of Chinese was examined in light of self-determination theory through a questionnaire survey. The results showed that the more learners felt they were learning Chinese because it was personally meaningful and fun, the more they engaged in the learning process. This orientation was promoted to the extent that learners…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Learning Motivation, Social Psychology, Self Determination
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Cammarata, Laurent – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
Content-based instruction (CBI) has been touted as an effective curricular approach in a wide range of educational contexts, including immersion and English as a second language. Yet this approach to curriculum design is rarely implemented in conventional K-16 foreign language (FL) programs in the United States today. The phenomenological study…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines the oral proficiency in French of students in core French, intensive French (IF), and post-IF to determine the effectiveness of these programs. Between 2003 and 2009, students in nine jurisdictions were assessed using the New Brunswick Middle School Scale (MSS). Students were tested prior to beginning IF (multiple grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Seror, Jeremie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
There has recently been growing interest in the relationship between second language (L2) writing development and the institutional contexts in which this process is embedded. The present study examines this relationship by reporting on an eight-month qualitative investigation of international university students and their perspectives on the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing (Composition), Program Effectiveness, Writing Skills
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Mougeon, Francoise; Rehner, Katherine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This study examines factors correlated with the use of "nous" and "on" by university students formerly enrolled in French immersion programs. Their variant frequency and stylistic appropriateness are compared to those of (1) former core French university students; (2) French as a second language (FSL) speakers in a francophone environment; and (3)…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, French, Native Speakers, Correlation
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Early, Margaret; Yeung, Cindy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
In a Grade 9 core French class, the teacher designed a multi-stage project in which students composed original children's stories in French; illustrated their stories to produce picture books; then, in groups, adapted one group member's story into a play script; and, finally, dramatized the scripts for children from the local French immersion…
Descriptors: Scripts, Picture Books, Metalinguistics, Grade 9
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Derwing, Tracey M; Munro, Murray J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
Changing economic realities in Canada are likely to result in increased employment opportunities for immigrant professionals. In Alberta, where these changes have already begun, issues of language in the workplace have surfaced, some relating to oral skills. In this investigation of Canadian-born employees' preferences for 40 L2 accented voices,…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Employment Opportunities
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Kong, Stella – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article reports on a study of the pedagogies of two content-trained teachers and two language-trained teachers in their content-based second language (L2) classrooms at the middle-school level in two Chinese contexts: Hong Kong and Xi'an. The study aims to identify pedagogies that support content and language learning, referred to here as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools
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Ball, Jessica – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article offers an original review of research and reports about young Indigenous children's language development needs and approaches to meeting them. The review addresses not only children's acquisition of an Indigenous language but also their acquisition of other languages (e.g., English and French), because their progress in one linguistic…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Development, Residential Schools, Academic Failure
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Sarkar, Mela; Metallic, Mali A'n – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
Mi'gmaq, an Algonkian language of northeastern North America, is one of nearly 50 surviving Indigenous languages in Canada that are usually not considered to be viable into the next century. Only Inuktitut, Cree, and Ojibwe presently have enough younger speakers to provide a critical mass for long-term survival. In one Mi'gmaq community, however,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Indigenous Populations
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Guardado, Martin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article offers a critical analysis of the language socialization of Spanish-speaking families in a Scout group in Metro Vancouver. Using tools of discourse analysis, the article examines the language use patterns of the participants, particularly focusing on the language ideologies to which they oriented themselves and the identities indexed…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Ideology, Socialization, Criticism
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