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Huhta, Ari – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This article describes and analyses the development of a new test of aviation English by the Finnish Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA), as well as the overall situation in Finland as regards the testing of aviation English. The article describes the FCAA development project and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the new test and the whole…
Descriptors: Testing, Aviation Education, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Norrby, Catrin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article explores variation in address in contemporary Swedish in Sweden-Swedish and Finland-Swedish. The research is part of a large-scale Australian project on changes in the address systems of French, German and Swedish. The present article focuses on results from 72 social network interviews conducted in Sweden (Gothenburg) and Finland…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Swedish
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Nyblom, Heidi – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article examines the use and choice of address pronouns among Finnish and Finland-Swedish students in various situations. The study is based on a questionnaire on address usage distributed to university students in the city of Vaasa in Finland. The aim of the study is to investigate potential differences between the use of T and V in Finnish…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Form Classes (Languages), Language Usage