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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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Schmidt, Clea; McDaid, Rory – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Drawing on qualitative interview and focus group data collected from Internationally Educated Teachers (IETs) in the context of two different research studies conducted in Ireland and Manitoba, Canada, this article critically examines how national/regional linguistic requirements and expectations of a hidden curriculum are experienced as barriers…
Descriptors: Barriers, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Teacher Education
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Cruickshank, Ken – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Linguistic and cultural diversity is becoming a feature of the teaching profession in OECD countries with the increase in global migration and mobility (Reid, Collins & Singh, 2014). Plurilingual teachers, however, tend to experience marginalisation in terms of gaining employment and in their workplace experiences. Although there is a body of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multilingualism, Disadvantaged, Interviews
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Gagné, Antoinette; Chassels, Carrie; McIntosh, Megan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Drawing on qualitative data collected from plurilingual teachers in the context of three research studies conducted at the University of Toronto between 2004 and 2015, this paper critically examines, through a dialogue between the three researchers, the experiences of plurilingual teacher candidates and graduate students in Education as they…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Qualitative Research, Internship Programs, Foreign Countries
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Frank, Monica; Ilieva, Roumiana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The success of Canada's immigration policy is intrinsically tied to employment of an immigrant workforce. Teaching is the fourth largest profession among Canadian immigrants, yet immigrants whose occupations are in education are three times less likely to be employed in their matching profession. Failure to incorporate an immigrant workforce not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Immigrants
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Cui, Xia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
There is growing evidence that social interactions at work with local colleagues present a real challenge for Chinese immigrants to Australia (e.g. Tomazin, 2009; Zhou, Windsor, Coyer, & Theobald, 2010), often leaving them feeling defeated and despairing, and the Australians puzzled or affronted. Seeking to understand the nature, origin, and…
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication
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Butorac, Donna – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Learning English is an important aspect of post-migration settlement in Australia, and new migrants with beginner to intermediate proficiency are strongly encouraged to attend government-subsidised English language classes. Underpinning the framing and delivery of these classes is a commitment to the discursive construction of Australia as an…
Descriptors: Race, Immigrants, Females, English (Second Language)
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Musgrave, Simon; Bradshaw, Julie – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Social inclusion policy in Australia has largely ignored key issues of communication for linguistic minorities, across communities and with the mainstream community. In the (now disbanded) Social Inclusion Board's reports (e.g., Social Inclusion Unit, 2009), the emphasis is on the economic aspects of inclusion, while little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Language Minorities, Public Policy
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Major, George; Terraschke, Agnes; Major, Emily; Setijadi, Charlotte – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper explores the concept of social inclusion from the perspective of recent migrants, from language backgrounds other than English, at work in Australia. We adopt an understanding of social inclusion that acknowledges the importance of economic independence, while also considering migrants' feelings of connectedness at work and their sense…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Social Integration, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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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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Cameron, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Whether Willingness to Communicate (WTC) is a permanent trait or is modified by situational context has previously been investigated in various studies (e.g. Cao & Philp, 2006; Kang, 2005; MacIntyre & Legatto, 2011). However, most research into WTC has been quantitative or conducted in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Taylor-Leech, Kerry; Yates, Lynda – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This article draws on ethnographic data from a longitudinal study of newly-arrived immigrants of non English-speaking background in the Australian Adult Migrant English Program to investigate their opportunities for using English and the language learning strategies (LLS) they used to make the most of these opportunities. Analysis of their reports…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Learning Strategies, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Beykont, Zeynep F. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This article examines youth assessment of the quality and success of languages provision. The discussion draws on data collected from students and graduates of Victoria's 16 secondary Turkish programs in large-scale surveys (n=858) and follow-up interviews (n=177). Surveys revealed that upper secondary Turkish classrooms serve predominantly…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Surveys
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