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van Gelderen, Ben; Guthadjaka, Kathy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
In the famous Djuranydjura story from North-East Arnhem Land, when the visiting 'Macassan' offers the Yol?u ancestral dog rice, shoes and blankets, he rejects them all, in favour of his own land and resources. At Gäwa homeland on Elcho Island, this powerful story is reinterpreted to include the arrival of balanda (white) teachers, and their focus…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Literacy Education, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Hoang, Thi Hanh; De Nooy, Juliana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Disagreement has been traditionally viewed as a dispreferred response, which speakers tend to avoid or mitigate due to its presumed face threatening effects. However, more recent studies argue that disagreement is not inherently dispreferred or marked, but needs to be contextualized. This article examines the interactions of Vietnamese EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interaction
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Smith-Khan, Laura – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This article explores public debates about credibility in media discourse regarding a Somali refugee who was raped on Nauru. Given the pseudonym "Abyan", she was living on Nauru as a result of Australian refugee policy and was brought to Australia for medical assistance. Her treatment by the Australian authorities became the subject of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credibility, News Media, News Reporting
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Chen, Hsueh Chu; Wang, Qian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study explores the most perceivable phonological features of Hong Kong (HK) L2 English speakers and how they affect the perception of HK L2 English speech from the perspective of both native and non-native English listeners. Conversational interviews were conducted to collect speech data from 20 HK speakers of English and 10 native speakers…
Descriptors: Phonology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cunningham, Una; King, Jeanette – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Parents and prospective parents who speak a language other than English in New Zealand are in something of an information desert when it comes to how and why they might go about raising their children bilingually. While the official languages, Te Reo Maori and New Zealand Sign Language, have special status among the languages of New Zealand, other…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship
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Moore, Paul J.; Díaz, Adriana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Languages curricula are an important, yet underutilized, site for students' development of intercultural knowledge, awareness and skills in higher education, though there has been little related empirical research. Given the key role teachers play in student learning, in the context of two Australian universities, this study explores language…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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O'Neill, Fiona; Crichton, Jonathan; Scarino, Angela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper reports on a semester-long study that explored the experience of a group of local and international students from multiple disciplines, and their teachers, in a core Intercultural Communication undergraduate course of 550 students in which there is an orientation to learning, teaching and assessment that seeks to develop students'…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Hsieh, Teresa Yi-jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The aim of this article is to highlight theoretical and practical considerations in design of an intercultural communication course. The first part of the article considers intercultural competence, and uses Bourdieu's notions of education to frame the design of an intercultural communication course. This is followed by discussion of general…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness
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Hatoss, Anikó – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Some of the key challenges in teaching intercultural communication (IC) are to engage learners in activities which develop their critical intercultural awareness and to prepare them for communication in superdiverse (Vertovec, 2007) contexts. This paper discusses linguistic landscapes (LL) as an innovative method for teaching intercultural…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods
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Morton, Janne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Central to rhetorical genre theory is the notion of 'rhetorical situation' (Bitzer, 1968), which emphasizes context as sociohistorically situated. In the analysis of academic genres, this notion helps us to think of the contexts that genres respond to as dynamic, varying across time and space, rather than as stable and unified disciplinary…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Academic Discourse
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Drury, Helen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Successful research and teaching of discipline genres is based on collaboration among language and learning specialists with expertise in applied linguistics, and subject area specialists with expertise in the knowledge and communication practices of their disciplines. These interdisciplinary collaborations involve experts coming together around…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Communities of Practice
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Moore, Tim; Ballantyne, Glenda; McIntosh, Craig – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
There is a consensus nowadays that the best way to develop students' academic literacy abilities is within the context of their studies in the disciplines, an approach known as 'curriculum embedding'. But despite the demonstrable value of this approach, surveys of the field in Australia suggest there has been only limited success over the years in…
Descriptors: Sociology, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse, Intellectual Disciplines
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Iwashita, Noriko; Spence-Brown, Robyn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Foreign language programs in schools have a strong focus on the development of communicative language ability and, increasingly, assessment tasks are designed to capture communicative abilities required for real-world situations. In communicative test tasks, sociolinguistic and discourse components, which are beyond grammatical accuracy, target…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation
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Sadow, Lauren – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Improving the teaching of invisible culture is a recognised need in the TESOL sector. While there are both scholars calling for a more nuanced focus in classrooms, and teachers willing to take this approach, there has yet been no systematic approach developed for its teaching. This paper attempts to bridge the gap between theory and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Semantics, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bui, Gavin; Man, Laura; Teng, Mark Feng – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This mixed-methods study explores English and Japanese learning motivations in a group of Japanese summer course participants at a university in Hong Kong. Sixty-one Cantonese-speaking students completed two questionnaire surveys on co-existing motivations for learning L2 English and L3 Japanese. Depending on the questionnaire results, eight…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Learning Motivation, College Students
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