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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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Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This mixed-method study examines the proficiency in and perceptions of French language learning of Grade 8 students who were exposed to an instructional approach called the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM). Six AIM classes (n = 125) and six non-AIM classes (n = 135) were observed and their students tested using a four-skills French as a second…
Descriptors: Interviews, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Carr, Wendy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines why students participated in British Columbia's first intensive French (IF) program between 2004 and 2008 and what they achieved as a result, with a particular focus on the effect on the French and English language proficiency of English as additional language (EAL) students. Qualitative case studies found that students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Grade 5, French
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Peters, Martine; Weinberg, Alysse; Sarma, Nandini – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines student attitudes towards and perceptions of technological activities in the language classroom. Data collected from students (n = 71) in the French language departments of five Canadian universities were used to examine which technological activities students preferred, whether and to what degree different activities were…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Abdel Latif, Muhammad M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article reports on a study aimed at testing the hypothesis that, because of strategic and temporal variables, composing rate and text quantity may not be valid measures of writing fluency. A second objective was to validate the mean length of writers' translating episodes as a process-based indicator that mirrors their fluent written…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Validity, Second Language Instruction, Writing Skills
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Webb, Stuart A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This study investigates the effects of pre-learning vocabulary on reading comprehension and writing. Japanese students studying English as a foreign language (EFL) learned word pairs receptively and productively; four tests were used to measure reading comprehension, writing, and receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge. The findings suggest…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries
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Early, Margaret; Marshall, Sondra – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
This study explores how, using a multimodal approach to integrating language and content teaching, high school students with limited English proficiency can be supported to engage in rich, complex interpretations of literary works in English and to realize their interpretations linguistically in written academic discourse. Findings suggest that a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Second Language Learning
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Siyanova, Anna; Schmitt, Norbert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
This article presents a series of studies focusing on L2 production and processing of adjective-noun collocations (e.g., "social services"). In Study 1, 810 adjective-noun collocations were extracted from 31 essays written by Russian learners of English. About half of these collocations appeared frequently in the British National Corpus (BNC);…
Descriptors: Nouns, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Processing
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Kennedy, Sara; Trofimovich, Pavel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
This study investigated how listener experience (extent of previous exposure to non-native speech) and semantic context (degree and type of semantic information available) influence measures of intelligibility, comprehensibility, and accentedness of non-native (L2) speech. Participants were 24 native English-speaking listeners, half experienced…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Semantics, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language)
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