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Strambi, Antonella; Luzeckyj, Ann; Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This paper presents findings from the "Flourishing in a Second Language" (FL2) project--a language curriculum for first-year university students which integrates Positive Psychology (Seligman, 2002), Transition Pedagogy (Kift, 2009a), and CLIL principles (Coyle, 2006). The project aims to create learning experiences that are personally…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, College Freshmen, Italian, Well Being
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Rubino, Antonia; Cruickshank, Ken – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
Australian research on immigrant languages has paid little attention to interactional approaches to language alternation as identity construction, and sites other than the family and the mainstream school. We argue for the need of studies that take into account a wider range of sites, in particular "community" sites, and adopt…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Language Research
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Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This paper gives a critical overview of Australian research in the area of immigrant languages, arguing that this field of study is a significant component of the wider applied linguistics scene in Australia and has also contributed to enhancing the broad appreciation of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the country. It shows that research…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
In the process of language shift from the immigrant languages to English, everyday communication within the family can become increasingly problematic due to strong divergences in the linguistic competences of the older and the younger generations. This article explores the process of language mediation between different generations, as it occurs…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Females
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Bettoni, Camilla; Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1998
Presents data on patterns of language use by Italians living in Australia, focusing on the maintenance of Italian and Dialect under the impact of widespread shift to English. Data from self-report surveys suggest differences by gender, age, and region of origin and note that the position of Italian, though more limited, is somewhat more solid than…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Italian, Language Maintenance