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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – AILA Review, 2018
Language teaching and learning is commonly considered as a research discipline that resides within the field of 'applied linguistics', at least in the way the field is conceptualized by English-speaking academia. However, if we consider language teaching and learning as practice, this fit is not as neat as it at first might appear. Teaching,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multilingualism
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Warner, Chantelle – AILA Review, 2018
In the ten years since the Modern Language Association published their report, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" (2007) dissatisfaction with the "two-tiered configuration" of US foreign language departments has become increasingly vocal. While the target of the criticism is often the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Departments
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Da Costa Cabral, Ildegrada; Martin-Jones, Marilyn – AILA Review, 2017
This article reveals how center-periphery relations have unfolded, over time, in language policy processes in one nation--Timor-Leste--on the global periphery. We take a "longue durée" perspective on the language policy processes at work in this historical context, showing how different regimes of language were imposed, in the past, by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Language Planning, Portuguese
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Hynninen, Niina – AILA Review, 2012
This paper focuses on the construction of language expertise in international, university-level English-medium courses where English is used as a lingua franca. Even if the courses are not language courses, language sometimes becomes the topic of discussion in the form of language correcting and commentary. This paper looks into these instances,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Expertise, Teacher Role
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Costa, Francesca – AILA Review, 2012
This paper seeks to provide insights into the local context of ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) in Italy. Its principal aim is descriptive although it also discusses theoretical models since it seeks to establish the extent to which Focus on Form (FonF) is present in ICLHE lectures. By means of observations, recordings…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Models
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Airey, John – AILA Review, 2012
From a disciplinary discourse perspective, all university courses can be said to involve content and language integrated learning (CLIL) even in monolingual settings. Clearly, however, things become much more complex when two or more languages are involved in teaching and learning. The aim of this paper is to introduce readers to the linguistic…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Dalton-Puffer, Christiane – AILA Review, 2012
From the point of view of AILA's research network "CLIL and Immersion Education: Applied Linguistic Perspectives" this volume finally does justice to a strand of interest that has been part of the network from its inception. As the editors rightly point out in the introduction, ReN events and publications during the network's first…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Immersion Programs, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Countries
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Cruz-Ferreira, Madalena – AILA Review, 2011
"First language acquisition" commonly means the acquisition of a single language in childhood, regardless of the number of languages in a child's natural environment. Language acquisition is variously viewed as predetermined, wondrous, a source of concern, and as developing through formal processes. "First language teaching" concerns schooling in…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods, Folk Culture, Native Language
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Pasquale, Michael – AILA Review, 2011
What do students and teachers believe about the second language learning process? What if these beliefs are in conflict with each other or with prevailing applied linguistic theories? These are the types of questions that are investigated within folk linguistic research. Some researchers have taken a quantitative approach that relied on…
Descriptors: Language Research, Applied Linguistics, Folk Culture, Second Language Learning
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Tyler, Andrea; Mueller, Charles M.; Ho, Vu – AILA Review, 2010
This paper reports the results of a quasi-experimental effects-of-instruction study examining the efficacy of applying a Cognitive Linguistic (CL) approach to L2 learning of the semantics of English modals. In spite of their frequency in typical input, modal verbs present L2 learners with difficulties, party due to their inherent…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Speech Acts, Textbooks, Semantics
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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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Barcelona, Antonio – AILA Review, 2010
The article is a reflection on the various areas of cognitive linguistic research on metonymy that are of potential relevance for SLA. Three of them are particularly relevant: (1) research on metonymy-guided inferencing; (2) research on metonymy-based lexical polysemy, and (3) research on metonymy-based grammatical constructions. Of the three main…
Descriptors: Language Research, Second Language Learning, Inferences, Learning Strategies
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Llopis-Garcia, Reyes – AILA Review, 2010
This paper presents a series of experiments that tested the usefulness of teaching Spanish mood using an approach to Cognitive Grammar specifically developed for the foreign language classroom: "Operational Grammar." Mood selection is one of the most difficult aspects of learning Spanish as a FL, and it is one of the last features…
Descriptors: Verbs, Native Speakers, Psychological Patterns, Grammar
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Deconinck, Julie; Boers, Frank; Eyckmans, June – AILA Review, 2010
The pace at which new words are acquired is influenced by the degree of engagement with them on the part of the learner. Insights from cognitive linguistics into the non-arbitrary aspects of vocabulary can be turned into stimuli for such engagement. The majority of Cognitive Linguists' proposals for vocabulary teaching aim at helping learners…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Instruction
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Canagarajah, Suresh – AILA Review, 2009
There has been a plurilingual tradition of communication in South Asia since precolonial times. Local scholars consider pluringualism as "natural" to the ecology of this region. In plurilingualism, proficiency in languages is not conceptualized individually, with separate competencies developed for each language. The different languages…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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