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Wray, Alison – Language Awareness, 2019
In multi-ethnic contexts, it is not uncommon to find that dementia carers or their clients are using, as the medium for communication in care, a language in which they are not comfortable and/or are not fluent. In extreme cases, there could be no shared linguistic code at all. This article asks how feasible it is to provide adequate care with…
Descriptors: Dementia, Health Services, Multilingualism, Language Usage
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Wray, Alison; Evans, Betsy; Coupland, Nikolas; Bishop, Hywel – Language Awareness, 2003
Explores the adoption of aspects of Welsh social identity by members of an American college choir specializing in Welsh repertoire. Drawing on questionnaires, face-to-face and email interviews, and recordings of the choir in performance, a picture is built up of the singers' attitudes towards Welsh people, culture, and language, and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Interviews, Questionnaires
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Wray, Alison – Language Awareness, 2002
Attempts to validate a psycholinguistic model of language processing. One experiment designed to provide insight into the model is TALK, is a system developed to promote conversational fluency in non-speaking individuals. TALK, designed primarily for people with cerebral palsy and motor neuron disease. Talk is demonstrated to be a viable tool for…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Language Processing, Metalinguistics, Models