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Chen, Hsueh Chu; Wang, Qian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study explores the most perceivable phonological features of Hong Kong (HK) L2 English speakers and how they affect the perception of HK L2 English speech from the perspective of both native and non-native English listeners. Conversational interviews were conducted to collect speech data from 20 HK speakers of English and 10 native speakers…
Descriptors: Phonology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hatoss, Anikó – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Some of the key challenges in teaching intercultural communication (IC) are to engage learners in activities which develop their critical intercultural awareness and to prepare them for communication in superdiverse (Vertovec, 2007) contexts. This paper discusses linguistic landscapes (LL) as an innovative method for teaching intercultural…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods
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Keynton, Janice – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study looks at the Chinese-learning experiences of six classroom learners who continued to the end of secondary school in Victoria, Australia, through in-depth interviews. Various systemic deterrents to continued Chinese language study are identified by the participants, including: (1) the schooling journey, including transition between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Chinese, High School Students
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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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Wigglesworth, Gillian; Billington, Rosey – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
There are now significant numbers of children who speak a language other than English when they enter the formal school system in Australia. Many of these children come from a language background that is entirely different from the school language. Many Indigenous children, however, come from creole-speaking backgrounds where their home language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Creoles, English (Second Language)
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Fraser, Catriona; Kelly, Barbara – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper investigates the effect of listener attitudes on the ability to understand a foreign (non-Australian) accent. The research focuses on individual listener characteristics, such as attitude and frequency of contact with accented speakers, rather than speech production. Data was collected through a web-based survey and analysis employed…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Speech, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Cruickshank, Ken – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Teachers and learners can hold differing ideas about language and goals for language learning which are then played out in classroom interactions. Constructions of what counts as language and learning impact on learner engagement and identity and the outcomes of language learning. This study analyses a researcher's account of the learning of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Centered Curriculum, Self Concept
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White, Erin; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This longitudinal study investigated teachers' use of the first language (L1) in two French foreign language (FL) intermediate level classes at two Australian universities. A native French-speaking teacher (NS) and a non-native French-speaking teacher (NNS) were observed and audio-recorded approximately every two weeks over a 12- week semester.…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, French, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes
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McKay, Graham – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The use of Indigenous languages has been declining over the period of non-Aboriginal settlement in Australia as a result of repressive policies, both explicit and implicit. The National Policy on Languages (Lo Bianco, 1987) was the high point of language policy in Australia, given its national scope and status and its attempt to encompass all…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education
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Rajadurai, Joanne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This paper reports on a study of Malay learners of English in Malaysia as they attempt to extend their use of English outside the classroom and thus participate in new linguistic practices. Using a multiple case study approach, the study examines the narrative accounts of learners generated through student journals and focus group discussions.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Ideology, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Tsurutani, Chiharu – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Sociolinguistic research on attitudes towards language has revealed that native speakers of English are drawn towards those who share their native accent and respond cautiously, perhaps negatively, towards those speaking in "accented" English (Lambert, Hodgson, Gardner & Fillenbaum, 1960; Rubin, 1992). These perceptions greatly…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Personality
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Slegers, Claudia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study explores contemporary attitudes to Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Since at least the 1960s, sign languages have been accepted by linguists as natural languages with all of the key ingredients common to spoken languages. However, these visual-spatial languages have historically been subject to ignorance and myth in Australia and…
Descriptors: Language Research, Participant Observation, Linguistics, Sign Language
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Ting, Su-Hie; Mahadhir, Mahanita – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This preliminary study examines the languages used by parents with their children in Malay, Chinese Foochow and Indian Tamil families to find out how the similarity or dissimilarity in parents' ethnic language influenced the choice of language transmitted to children and how far standard languages have permeated the family domain in Kuching City…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Educational Background
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Ho, Judy Woon Yee – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
China resumed its sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997. Since then drastic changes in this former British colony have occurred. One of these changes is a shift in language policy, from bilingualism (Cantonese and English) to trilingualism (Cantonese, English and Putonghua). The present study is aimed at investigating tertiary students' use of…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Focus Groups, Learning Motivation, Diaries
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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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