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Burri, Michael; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
A substantial number of studies have been conducted in various second language teacher education settings. Yet, evidence about the effectiveness of teacher preparation continues to be debated and research findings about the efficacy of preparing language teachers are still somewhat inconclusive. As a further complication, even though pronunciation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
In light of the growing interest in the cognitive approach to task in second language (L2) research, comparatively little has been done to examine such effect over time and the role of individual differences (IDs). The present study was designed to verify some longitudinal evidence for the role of tasks in L2 production and whether IDs, in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Goal Orientation, Individual Differences, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Adrefiza; Jones, Jeremy F. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Studies on apologies have proliferated in pragmatics research, but little research has been conducted on apology responses (ARs). The present inquiry contributes to filling the gap in the literature, and it does so by examining such responses in two languages, Australian English (AE) and Bahasa Indonesia (BI). The study ultimately focuses on two…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Asians
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Dixon, Sally – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Within the Australian education system, Aboriginal students' use of non-standard English features is often viewed simplistically as evidence of non-attainment of literacy and oral-English milestones. One reason for this is the widespread use of assessment tools which fail to differentiate between native-English speakers and students who are…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Iwashita, Noriko – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
The present study investigates to what extent learners' first language (L1) may have an impact on their writing and speaking performances. While Japanese continues to enjoy a large enrolment across levels in Australian schools and universities, the population of learners has become increasingly diverse creating challenges for teachers. One…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Speech Communication
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Dyson, Bronwen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Methods for analysing interlanguage have long aimed to capture learner language in its own right. By surveying the cognitive methods of Error Analysis, Obligatory Occasion Analysis and Frequency Analysis, this paper traces reformulations to attain this goal. The paper then focuses on Emergence Analysis, which fine-tunes learner language analysis…
Descriptors: Grammar, Error Analysis (Language), Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Lam, Wendy Y. K. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
While strategy instruction research generally focuses on the effect of the teaching on learners' use of the strategies targeted for instruction, the present study examines the "wash over" effect on learners' use of pre-existing, non-target strategies. The study involved a treatment class and a comparison class in the ESL oral classroom…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Group Discussion, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Moder, Carol Lynn; Halleck, Gene B. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study investigates the variation in oral proficiency demonstrated by 14 Air Traffic Controllers across two types of testing tasks: work-related radio telephony-based tasks and non-specific English tasks on aviation topics. Their performance was compared statistically in terms of level ratings on the International Civil Aviation Organization…
Descriptors: Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Air Transportation
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Van Moere, Alistair; Suzuki, Masanori; Downey, Ryan; Cheng, Jian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper discusses the development of an assessment to satisfy the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Language Proficiency Requirements. The Versant Aviation English Test utilizes speech recognition technology and a computerized testing platform, such that test administration and scoring are fully automated. Developed in…
Descriptors: Scoring, Test Construction, Language Proficiency, Standards
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Huhta, Ari – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This article describes and analyses the development of a new test of aviation English by the Finnish Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA), as well as the overall situation in Finland as regards the testing of aviation English. The article describes the FCAA development project and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the new test and the whole…
Descriptors: Testing, Aviation Education, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Gan, Zhengdong – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
This article reports on a case study of negotiation that occurred in peer group oral interactions under assessment conditions. Discourse analysis was used to illustrate how participants negotiated and co-constructed the assessment format itself as well as meaning exchange sequences. Analyses of the data point to the advantage of using peer group…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Oral Language, Discourse Analysis, Peer Groups
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Norrby, Catrin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article explores variation in address in contemporary Swedish in Sweden-Swedish and Finland-Swedish. The research is part of a large-scale Australian project on changes in the address systems of French, German and Swedish. The present article focuses on results from 72 social network interviews conducted in Sweden (Gothenburg) and Finland…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Swedish
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Caruso, Marinella – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
This article reports on an investigation into the loss of morphology expressing temporality in the Italian of second generation Italo-Australians. The purpose of the study is to verify whether the loss of Italian tense and aspect morphology proceeds from marked to unmarked, where markedness is defined on the basis of formal and semantic criteria.…
Descriptors: Speech, Semantics, Verbs, Oral Language
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Perrett, Gillian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Attributed stages of generic structure to eight language testing interviews of adult students of English as a Second Language on the basis of apparent interviewer purpose, an attribution justified by the distribution of speech function types and mood choices between them. The study adopted the intermediate level of transaction in analyzing the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Context Effect, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)
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