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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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Parkinson, Amber; Hajek, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
Although the Italian system of address pronouns is relatively complex, scant attention is paid to the issue in L2 manuals designed for English-speaking learners of Italian. After showing that Italian L2 manuals are not necessarily accurate in the limited detail they provide, we examine specifically the frequent claim that so-called informal…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Italian, English