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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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Folmer, Jetske – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1992
Language shift and language loss were studied in three generations of a Dutch immigrant family. Findings from an analysis of letters, interviews, a domain questionnaire, and editing and correction tests suggest increases in language shift with each generation although the degree of loss was rather slow in the first and second generation. (Contains…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Dutch, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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de Bot, Kees – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1992
Data are presented on some aspects of metalinguistic awareness in Dutch adults who emigrated to Australia at least 25 years ago. The findings show that the migrants do not differ significantly from a control group in the Netherlands, suggesting that first-language metalinguistic skills are extremely resistant to attrition. (Contains nine…
Descriptors: Adults, Applied Linguistics, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries