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Gorter, Durk; van der Meer, Cor – AILA Review, 2008
This paper focuses on the position and development of the Frisian language in the educational system in Friesland. It discusses the achievements and the research results of special projects in bilingual and trilingual schools. It gives an overview of the language proficiency, attitudes and the new challenges of the education system. The Frisian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Bilingual Education, Educational Development
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Harris, John – AILA Review, 2008
Although the vast majority of people in Ireland have at least some knowledge of Irish, only a small minority speak it as a community language (in Gaeltacht areas in the west) or in the more widely dispersed Irish-speaking households in the large English speaking area. Primary schools have had a central role in language revitalisation since the…
Descriptors: Irish, Language Maintenance, Elementary Schools, School Role
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Hamel, Rainer Enrique – AILA Review, 2007
Throughout the 20th century, international communication has shifted from a plural use of several languages to a clear pre-eminence of English, especially in the field of science. This paper focuses on international periodical publications where more than 75 percent of the articles in the social sciences and humanities and well over 90 percent in…
Descriptors: English, Language Dominance, Language Usage, Natural Sciences
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Flowerdew, John – AILA Review, 2007
As a symptom of globalization and the marketization of the universities, more and more scholars, many or most, of whom use English as an additional language (EAL), are being required to published in English. This article presents some qualitative data which highlights some of the difficulties encountered by such writers. It first discusses a…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Communication (Thought Transfer), Publishing Industry, English (Second Language)
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Gill, Saran Kaur – AILA Review, 2007
Malaysia experienced a major shift in language policy in 2003 for the subjects of science and maths. This meant a change in the language of education for both national and national-type schools. For national schools, this resulted in a shift from Bahasa Malaysia, the national language to English. Parallel with this, to ensure homogeneity of impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction, Official Languages
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Ellis, Rod – AILA Review, 2006
This article examines a variety of options for conducting investigations of the effects of interventionist form-focused instruction (FFI). Constructs related to three key areas of form-focussed instruction are presented; (1) the type of instruction, (2) the target of the instruction, and (3) the definition and measurement of "language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Research, Language Research
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Kasper, Gabriele – AILA Review, 2006
As one of several approaches to SLA as social practice, Conversation Analysis (CA) has the capacity to examine in detail how opportunities for L2 learning arise in different interactional activities. Its particular strength, and one that distinguishes it from other social practice approaches, is its consistent focus on the orientations and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis, Dialogs (Language), Interaction
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – AILA Review, 2006
The study of language development in second language acquisition naturally leads to information about linguistic processes of second language acquisition, but it also sheds light on learners' individual differences. This article examines the acquisition of the future in L2 English and explores how learners in a longitudinal study respond to input,…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Second Language Learning, Individual Differences, Grammar
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Celani, Maria Antonieta Alba; Collins, Heloisa – AILA Review, 2005
This paper focuses on online educational sessions of a continuing teacher education programme. The aim of this programme is to give a contribution to the continuing education of teachers of English as critical professionals, aware of discursive classroom practices, able to analyze them in the light of objectives to be reached and knowledge to be…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Continuing Education, Teacher Education Programs, English Teacher Education
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Curcó, Carmen – AILA Review, 2005
This paper analyzes patterns of code switching found in a small group of first and second generation Catalan immigrants in Mexico, and is part of a wider study on the impact of exile upon the construction of identity in the discourse of political immigrants in Latin America. With regard to the pragmatic exploitation of code switching, it argues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Code Switching (Language), Spanish, Romance Languages
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Ribeiro, Branca Telles; Bastos, Liliana Cabral – AILA Review, 2005
This study investigates contextualization processes in two psychiatric interviews. Specifically, it analyses how different analytical tools--frame and narrative--work to clarify contextual embeddings and story bits. Frame analysis provides a way of looking at local and larger social contexts in talk. Specifically it provides a way of understanding…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Interviews, Story Telling, Questioning Techniques
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Rajagopalan, Kanavillil – AILA Review, 2005
This paper is an attempt to take stock of the politics of language as it has been playing out in Latin America, ever since the countries in this region were colonized by European powers, mainly Spain and Portugal. Linguistic imperialism is by no means a new phenomenon in this part of the world. In more recent times, the relentless advance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Language Dominance, Foreign Policy
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Kleinsasser, Robert C. – AILA Review, 2004
This paper reviews some emerging trends in applied linguistics in both Australia and New Zealand. It sketches the current scene of (selected) postgraduate applied linguistics programs in higher education and considers how various university programs define applied linguistics through the classes (titles) they have postgraduate students complete to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Trend Analysis, Higher Education
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Grabe, William – AILA Review, 2004
This overview focuses on the work of Applied Linguistics in North America with an emphasis on publications in the past 6 years. Follow a brief interpretive section on the nature and status of Applied Linguistics, the article reviews a number of major areas of research in Applied Linguistics. These areas include second language acquisition (and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Publications, Literature Reviews
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