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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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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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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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Zheng, Lin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper is based on an analysis of interviews, conducted at three primary schools in Melbourne, which sought to explore the determinants of code-switching between English and Chinese. Specifically, it examined school education and other specific possible determinants of code switching amongst Chinese-Australian bilingual children. The specific…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Mandarin Chinese, Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism
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Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
In the process of language shift from the immigrant languages to English, everyday communication within the family can become increasingly problematic due to strong divergences in the linguistic competences of the older and the younger generations. This article explores the process of language mediation between different generations, as it occurs…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Females
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Clyne, Michael; Fernandez, Sue; Grey, Felicity – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
This paper compares two sets of data from the same year, 2001--the numbers of students taking languages other than English at primary and secondary level, and census statistics for the home use of languages other than English. The data draws attention to languages that are taught principally in day schools and those taken mainly in after hours…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Maintenance, Day Schools, Foreign Countries
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Bettoni, Camilla; Rubino, Antonia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1998
Presents data on patterns of language use by Italians living in Australia, focusing on the maintenance of Italian and Dialect under the impact of widespread shift to English. Data from self-report surveys suggest differences by gender, age, and region of origin and note that the position of Italian, though more limited, is somewhat more solid than…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Italian, Language Maintenance
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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
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Ninnes, Peter – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1996
Examines factors influencing language maintenance among secondary school students of Vietnamese ethnic background. Students' Vietnamese language ability and frequency of Vietnamese language use were evaluated and correlated with demographic, cultural, social, and attitudinal factors. Length of residence in Australia was more influential in…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Demography, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes