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Swain, Merrill – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
In this paper, one of the goals is to highlight a disciplinary intersection between applied linguistics, psychology and gerontology. Though connections between applied linguistics and psychology, and applied linguistics and gerontology, have been made in the past, the particular intersection described offers some new insights by making use of a…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Applied Linguistics, Theory of Mind, Older Adults
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Stanley, Phiona; Murray, Neil – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
There is no standard via which to measure the "qualified" English language teacher in a way that is meaningful to institutions seeking to employ teaching staff. This is significant given that candidates may differ markedly in their language competence, knowledge about language, methodological skills and ability to explain and justify their praxis…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Teacher Qualifications, Applied Linguistics, English (Second Language)
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Pennycook, Alastair – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Critical directions in applied linguistics can be understood in various ways. The term "critical" as it has been used in "critical applied linguistics," "critical discourse analysis," "critical literacy" and so forth, is now embedded as part of applied linguistic work, adding an overt focus on questions of power and inequality to discourse…
Descriptors: Social Life, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences
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Read, John; Knoch, Ute – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
As a result of investigations showing that communication problems can be a significant contributing factor to major aviation accidents, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has established a set of Language Proficiency Requirements. All pilots and air traffic controllers engaged in international aviation must be certified by their…
Descriptors: Accidents, Communication Problems, Evaluators, Investigations
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Clyne, Michael – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
Language is crucial in our lives and to all disciplines. It affects our well-being individually and collectively and touches important sociopolitical issues. Linguists/applied linguists have exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research and to work in contexts personally meaningful to them. While language is the concern of all people,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, Applied Linguistics, Language Role
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Davies, Alan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1991
Four short-term British Council Key English Language Teaching (KELT) tertiary education projects in South India were evaluated. The resulting evaluation model incorporated four outcome criteria for success and four input indicators. Recommendations for future policy are offered. (three references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods