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Laffey, Kate; Pearce, Wendy M.; Steed, William – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The influence of dialect on child speech assessment processes is important to consider in order to ensure accurate diagnosis and appropriate intervention (teaching or therapy) for bidialectal children. In Australia, there is limited research evidence documenting the influence of dialectal variations on identification of speech impairment among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dialects, Speech Impairments, Young Children
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Dixon, Sally; Angelo, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
As part of the "Bridging the Language Gap" project undertaken with 86 State and Catholic schools across Queensland, the language competencies of Indigenous students have been found to be "invisible" in several key and self-reinforcing ways in school system data. A proliferation of inaccurate, illogical and incomplete data…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries, English
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Santello, Marco – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This study outlines a linguistic profile of two subgroups of Italian English circumstantial bilinguals - one dominant in English and the other dominant in Italian--by exploring for the first time their linguistic repertoire through the Gradient Bilingual Dominance Scale (Dunn & Fox Tree, 2009). The scale takes into account language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Dominance, Bilingualism, Immigrants
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Liu, Lian; Stevenson, Marie – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study examines stance in cross-cultural media discourse by comparing disaster news reports on the Sichuan earthquake of May 2008 in a Chinese, an Australian Chinese, and an Australian newspaper. The stance taken in the news reports is examined using the Attitude sub-system of Martin and White's (2005) Appraisal framework. The analysis…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Natural Disasters, Discourse Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics
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Disbray, Samantha; Loakes, Deborah – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Texts in Aboriginal English (AE) and creole varieties have been created by Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers for a range of purposes. In this paper, we focus on materials created in and for five educational contexts, and investigate the orthographic or spelling systems developed in each setting. Choices about orthography are guided by…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Creoles, English, Foreign Countries
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Malcolm, Ian G. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Aboriginal English has been documented in widely separated parts of Australia and, despite some stylistic and regional variation, is remarkably consistent across the continent, and provides a vehicle for the common expression of Aboriginal identity. There is, however, some indeterminacy in the way in which the term is used in much academic and…
Descriptors: Grammar, English, Foreign Countries, Language Variation
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Sellwood, Juanita; Angelo, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
The language ecologies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland are characterised by widespread language shift to contact language varieties, yet they remain largely invisible in discourses involving Indigenous languages and education. This invisibility--its various causes and its many implications--are explored through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Creoles
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Hatoss, Aniko – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
While most language-planning and policy (LPP) studies have focussed on language decisions made by government bodies, in recent years there has been an increased interest in micro-level language planning in immigrant contexts. Few studies, however, have used this framework to retrospectively examine the planning decisions of religious institutions,…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Family Involvement, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Alptekin, Cem – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article presents a cognitively-oriented account of the qualitative differences between ENL (English as a native language) and ELF (English as a lingua franca) users. Based on the declarative-procedural model of second language acquisition, it examines the linguistic and sociolinguistic implications of ELF users' dependence on their…
Descriptors: Memory, English, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Wigglesworth, Gillian; Simpson, Jane; Loakes, Deborah – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments are designed to assess literacy and numeracy of all Australian school children in years 3, 5, 7 and 9, and to act as diagnostics as to whether children are meeting intended educational outcomes. Tests began in May 2008, and have been run annually since then. Results of the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Indigenous Populations
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Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith; Vanderford, Samantha; Grote, Ellen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Repeated assessments of literacy skills have shown that Aboriginal students do not achieve at the same level as their non-Aboriginal peers. Many Aboriginal students speak Aboriginal English, a dialect different from the Standard Australian English used in schools. Research shows that it is crucial for educators in bidialectal contexts to be aware…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Adnan, Zifirdaus – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Research article introductions (RAIs) play a significant role in gaining publication, and therefore have been studied by many applied linguists. Research into RAIs published in Indonesia has begun to be developed (Adnan, 2009; Mirahayuni, 2001; Safnil, 2000), and generally conclude that Indonesian Humanities RAIs were structured differently from…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Foreign Countries, Indonesian, Humanities
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Tan, Lan Liana; Wigglesworth, Gillian; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In today's second language classrooms, students are often asked to work in pairs or small groups. Such collaboration can take place face-to-face, but now more often via computer mediated communication. This paper reports on a study which investigated the effect of the medium of communication on the nature of pair interaction. The study involved…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Winter, Joanne; Pauwels, Anne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
The introduction and spread of "Ms" as the courtesy address title for women is a cornerstone of feminist linguistic planning for English. Its introduction aimed to eradicate the discriminatory inequity in the address system that exposed women through their (non)marital relationship with men. The understanding, use and impact of the courtesy title…
Descriptors: Feminism, Speech Communication, Language Variation, Females
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Oliver, Rhonda; Haig, Yvonne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2005
This study reports on teachers' attitudes towards their students' speech varieties of English. A sample of 172 primary, district high and secondary teachers in Western Australian was surveyed on their attitudes towards language variation and towards their students' use of specific English variants. The teachers were found to have generally…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Background, Teaching Experience
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