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Budach, Gabriele; Efremov, Dimitri; Loghin, Daniela; Sharoyan, Gohar – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This article explores what happens when humans, objects, and digital technology collaborate in creating a short stop-motion film. It investigates how animation making as a hugely repetitive mechanical process interlinks with language, communication, and learning, and how it can affect our responsiveness and readiness to communicate. The article…
Descriptors: Animation, Learning Processes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Siffrinn, Nicole E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
In applied linguistics, creativity has traditionally been conceptualized as an anthropocentric activity where semiotic resources are used as mediating tools to generate new meaning. This article challenges that view by exploring the non-representational forces that vitalize creativity to keep language moving in a theatre game played with…
Descriptors: Creativity, Applied Linguistics, Semiotics, Theater Arts
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Ravindran, Aisha; Ilieva, Roumiana – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
The focus in this article is on international students at Canadian universities seeking graduate-level academic credentials in the teaching of English, and the pedagogies they produce within the relational contexts that they navigate. This article is animated with the material-discursive, human, and non-human assemblages and intensities that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Vasilopoulos, Eugenia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This study explores how Deleuzian concepts of assemblage, affect, and rhizome can inform, and transform, our understanding of how technology shapes second language academic writing. More specifically, it focuses on the practice of L2 academic writing as novice writers compose a source-based research paper in an English for Academic Purposes…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Research Papers (Students)
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Joy, Rhonda; Schulz, Henry; FitzPatrick, Beverly; Hancock, Stephanie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Poor retention rates for Core French, combined with the federal government's action plan to increase bilingualism in Canada, have led to the introduction of Intensive French (IF) in Grade 6 as an alternative for learning French. While anecdotal reports suggest that IF has no negative impact on English language skill development, empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Intensive Language Courses
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Tjandra, Christina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This case study investigated newcomer English language learner (ELL) children's perspectives on, and interpretations of, their linguistic landscape (LL), as well as the influence of LL-based activities on their language awareness and learning, identity negotiation, and sense of belonging. With the children as co-researchers, creative-driven…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Identification (Psychology)
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Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D.; Marshall, Kelle L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This study explores the identities that Grade 8 early French immersion students construct as learners of French within school-based communities of practice. It suggests a model by which metaphors on language learning can be considered a form of narrative used to both elicit and analyze metacognitive representations of their socially situated…
Descriptors: French, Figurative Language, Identification (Psychology), Grade 8
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Séror, Jérémie; Gentil, Guillaume – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Drawing on the notion of biliteracy as the "the conjunction of literacy and bilingualism," this article reports on multiple ongoing case studies of multilingual university students developing academic literacies simultaneously in French and English. Interview data and textual and video records of students' writing practices were used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Literacy, Language Minorities
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Payant, Caroline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Second language (L2) writing researchers have demonstrated that bilingual writers draw on their native language to fulfill task requirements. A growing number of individuals are learning a language beyond their second, and, despite an increased interest in third/additional language (L3/Ln) development, few empirical studies have considered writing…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Man Chu Lau, Sunny; Brosseau, Marie-Claude; Maegerlein, Elisabeth; LeRisbé, Michèle; Blandford, Melissa – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This article describes a collaborative research project with four Quebec college teachers offering French and ESL classes designed to support immigrant students' bilingual learning. Using action research, a professional learning community was created that allowed the researcher and teacher participants, through cycles of planning, action, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Integration, French, English (Second Language)
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Thibeault, Joël; Matheson, Ian A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This study explores the cross-linguistic reading strategies that 16 Grade 3-4 French immersion pupils schooled in Saskatchewan used while reading two types of dual-language children's books: translated and integrated. In the first type, the same text appears in both French and English, whereas in the second one, English and French are integrated…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Transfer of Training, Reading Strategies, Grade 3
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Marshall, Kellie L.; Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
While Canada's multiculturalism and bilingual education represent an opportunity for educational sectors to foster students' intercultural citizenship, in New Brunswick -- Canada's only officially bilingual province -- provincial language ideological debates (LIDs) may create structures impeding Anglophone French immersion (FI) students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Ideology, Multicultural Education
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Ruivivar, June – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
High engagement and supportive social networks appear to promote L2 sociolinguistic development. This study investigates the relationship between these two constructs and their influence on Quebec French learners' use of two informal features: "ne" deletion and first-person "on"; and two geographically conditioned features:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Second Language Learning, Adults
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Noreillie, Ann-Sophie; Desmet, Piet; Peters, Elke – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
The present study aims to explore both native and non-native French speakers' spoken output in two dialogic speaking tasks. More specifically, the aim of this study was threefold. First, the researchers focused on the relationship between L2 learners' receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge and their vocabulary use in two dialogic speaking…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, French, Vocabulary, Speech Communication
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Trahey, Martha; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
English language learners (ELLs), especially those outside major cities in North America, are integrated into mainstream classrooms, often without targeted language support. Form-focused instruction (FFI) is an approach to language instruction in which learner attention is focused on language form during meaning-based activities. Although FFI has…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mainstreaming, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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