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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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Caldwell, David – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper explores the language used by Australian Football League (AFL) footballers and Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) journalists in their post-match interviews broadcast on ABC (774 Melbourne) radio. From Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), Appraisal is used to investigate the evaluative language expressed by the AFL footballers in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Team Sports, Journalism, Athletes
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Read, John; Knoch, Ute – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
As a result of investigations showing that communication problems can be a significant contributing factor to major aviation accidents, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has established a set of Language Proficiency Requirements. All pilots and air traffic controllers engaged in international aviation must be certified by their…
Descriptors: Accidents, Communication Problems, Evaluators, Investigations
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Cookson, Simon – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is currently implementing a program to improve the language proficiency of pilots and air traffic controllers worldwide. In justifying the program, ICAO has cited a number of airline accidents that were at least partly caused by language factors. Two accidents cited by ICAO are analysed in this…
Descriptors: Accidents, Linguistics, Interference (Language), Code Switching (Language)
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Kim, Hyejeong; Elder, Catherine – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Researchers exploring the use of language use in radiotelephony communication have tended to focus on the limitations of the non-native English user and the threats which their limited control of English may pose for aviation safety (e.g. Atsushi, 2003, 2004). Hence the recent International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) policy places the onus…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Communication Problems, Focus Groups, Aviation Education
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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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Iwashita, Noriko; Sekiguchi, Sachiyo – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The paper presents preliminary findings of a project which investigated whether learner background, in terms of instruction mode (i.e., school or intensive first-year course at university) and first language (i.e., character based or non-character based), has an impact on the development of writing skills in Japanese as a second language (JSL).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Romanization, Personality, Foreign Countries
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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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Huang, Daphne Li-jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper describes how Chinese-English bilinguals in Taiwan use their languages in asynchronous computer-mediated communication, specifically, via Bulletin Board System (BBS) and email. The main data includes two types: emails collected from a social network and postings collected from two BBS websites. By examining patterns of language choice…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Mandarin Chinese
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Ko, Sungbae – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper examines multiple-response sequences (MRSs), occurring in adult Korean TESOL classrooms, to show the responses produced by students in the language classroom are not always confined within the boundaries of a single response, but are likely to be seen as mutually orienting to, and collaborating to produce a comprehensible outcome to the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Communication, Student Reaction, Asians
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Storch, Neomy; Hill, Kathryn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
There is a common expectation, particularly amongst international students, that studying in an English-medium university should automatically produce a significant improvement in their English language skills. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that this is not necessarily the case. This paper reports on a study which investigated the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Skills, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Papademetre, Leo – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
Ever since the Socratic-Platonic inquiry on the nature of language, linguistic and socio-cultural thinking in Eurocentric academic cultures about human communication has been discoursed from various philosophical perspectives based on diverse conceptualisations, perceptions, understandings, notions, theories, descriptions and explanations of the…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Academic Discourse, Dialogs (Language), Educational Research
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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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Scarino, Angela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
This paper addresses changing meanings attached to the concept of "community" in languages education in the school setting in Australia. The change consists of a shift from "community" as a necessary definitional category, created in the mid 1970s to mark the recognition of languages other than English used in the Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community, Second Language Instruction, Definitions
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Boss, Bettina – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
Research into the acquisition of L2 German word order has provided strong evidence for a sequence of incremental stages of development. Studies of the acquisition of German verb morphology so far have focused on establishing a correlation between the acquisition of word order and of verb morphology, neglecting the question how verb morphology per…
Descriptors: German, Second Languages, Verbs, Morphology (Languages)
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