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Whitehouse, Marlies – AILA Review, 2018
Wider parts of society-at-large are not fluent in the language of numbers, and financial literacy in particular is low in many countries (OECD, 2014). This paper shows how research on financial communication with and for practitioners (Cameron, Frazer, Rampton, & Richardson, 1992, p. 22) can foster intra-lingual translation in the financial…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Learning, Translation, Intercultural Communication
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De Costa, Peter I.; Tigchelaar, Magda; Cui, Yaqiong – AILA Review, 2016
Following Sayer's (2010) examination of reflexivity and habitus, we focus on the "transnational habitus" (Darvin & Norton 2015) of Aaron, a Chinese international student at a U.S. university. Specifically, we examine how he wrestled with being identified as an ESL learner despite having attended a U.S. high school. Also exploring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Wilton, Antje; Wochele, Holger – AILA Review, 2011
In this paper, we focus on comments on language issues from a historical perspective. The concept of the layperson (non-linguist) is discussed to identify laypeople and lay comments in history when the modern concept of a linguist did not yet exist. Two studies show how the historical perspective complements modern research on folk linguistics.…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, Language Attitudes
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Holme, Randal – AILA Review, 2010
"Constructions" are the central unit of grammatical analysis in cognitive linguistics. In formal linguistics "construction" referred to forms that were projected from lexical items rather than from an autonomous syntax. Thus, an expression, "I danced the night away" requires an intransitive verb in a transitive construction provided "away" is…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Morphemes, Grammar, Psycholinguistics
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Lewis, W. Gwyn – AILA Review, 2008
In Wales, bilingual education in Welsh and English has an increasingly high profile and Wales shares international leadership of bilingual education policies and practices alongside other countries where bilingual education flourishes. Ever since the first designated Welsh-medium primary school was opened in 1939, Welsh-medium and bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Welsh, English
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Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – AILA Review, 2008
Research on minority languages is ordinarily not well known by speakers of "big" languages but it has focused on several areas of Applied Linguistics and it is relevant to many areas. This current volume of "AILA Review" features five articles. Each of the articles emphasizes some aspects of research, depending on the recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Language Minorities, Language Usage
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Ammon, Ulrich – AILA Review, 2007
This volume is about the role of different languages in science and scientific communication, with the focus on the status and function of entire languages like English, Chinese, Russian, etc. and not on structural details of these languages--following the distinction between status and corpus in language planning. However, the latter, i.e. corpus…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language Usage, Language Planning, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Van Parijs, Philippe – AILA Review, 2007
In science and in all other domains that require communication across borders, we need one lingua franca, and this lingua franca will be English. The adoption of the native language of some as everyone's lingua franca unavoidably raises a problem of justice in various senses. One of these is cooperative justice, the fair distribution of the cost…
Descriptors: English, Official Languages, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Coulmas, Florian – AILA Review, 2007
The author is not used to writing on assigned topics and does not intend to deviate from this principle in future, but since he is in various ways indebted to the editors of this special issue, he could not very well turn down their request to contribute to their endeavour. The author has therefore consulted two experts in the field, F. and C.,…
Descriptors: English, Monolingualism, Scientific and Technical Information, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Guardiano, Christina; Favilla, M. Elena; Calaresu, Emilia – AILA Review, 2007
The progressive spread of English as the main language of international scientific communication has been interpreted in many different ways by several scholars. The paper presents a brief review of the scientific debate on such topics, focusing on the main stereotypes which have been created in order to provide explanations for the development of…
Descriptors: English, Scientific and Technical Information, Information Dissemination, Language Usage
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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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de Bot, Kees – AILA Review, 2004
In this contribution developments in Applied Linguistics in Europe are linked to major social changes that have taken place over the last decades. These include: The decline of the USSR and the end of the cold war; The development of the EEC and the EU and fading of borders; The economic growth of Western Europe; Labor migration from the south to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Social Change, Language Research
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Makoni, Sinfree; Meinhof, Ulrike H. – AILA Review, 2004
The aim of this article is to analyze the nature of the historical and contemporary social contexts within which applied linguistics in Africa emerged, and is currently practiced. The article examines the challenges "local" applied Linguistics in Africa is confronted with as it tries to amplify applied linguistic programs emanating from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Social Environment, Educational Practices