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Slaughter, Yvette; Hajek, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
Primary school languages education continues to be a challenging issue for all states in Australia. In Victoria, LOTE study is provided at the primary level to address the needs of linguistically diverse communities, as well as to provide an enriching learning experience for monolingual speakers of English. The challenge remains to ensure that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern Language Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Community Needs
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Woodward-Kron, Robyn; Remedios, Louisa – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
Classroom discourse analysis has contributed to understandings of the nature of student-teacher interactions, and how learning takes place in the classroom; however, much of this work has been undertaken in teacher-directed learning contexts. Student-centred classrooms such as problem-based learning (PBL) approaches are increasingly common in…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Problem Based Learning, Discourse Analysis, Cultural Pluralism
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Extra, Guus – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
The focus of this paper is on immigrant minority languages in urban Western Europe. Both multidisciplinary and cross-national perspectives will be offered on two major domains in which language transmission occurs, i.e., the domestic domain and the public domain. Prototypical of these two domains are the home and the school, respectively. At home,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Semantics, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
Language learning is frequently justified as a vehicle for promoting intercultural communication and understanding, and language-in-education policies have increasingly come to reflect this preoccupation in their rhetoric. This paper will examine the ways in which concepts relating to interculturality are constructed in Japanese language policy…
Descriptors: Ideology, Intercultural Communication, Educational Policy, Second Language Instruction
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
The present article reports on research conducted during late 2004 on the language abilities of Australia's parliamentarians and a parliamentary debate in 2005 on languages in Australia. A small questionnaire was administered to all members of the nine legislative structures of Australia comprising six states, two territories and the one Federal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Language Proficiency
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Norrby, Catrin; Hakansson, Gisela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
One of the ways to investigate the mental lexicon is to use word association tests. Empirical studies comparing associations by children and adults have indicated a tendency for children to give syntagmatic responses, whereas adults give paradigmatic responses. In order to investigate lexical development in L2 acquisition of Swedish we collected…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Associative Learning, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development
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Emmison, Michael; Danby, Susan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
A significant number of calls made to Kids Help Line are seen by the organisation as not requiring counselling support, but are rather young people testing or "checking out" the service. Although the status of many of these "testing calls" is self-evident, determining the authenticity of others presents the helpline counsellors…
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Counseling Services, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role
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May, Marian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
In the context of low fertility and Australia's ageing population, a national longitudinal telephone survey, "Negotiating the Life Course" (NLC), asks women about their childbearing intentions. This paper uses conversation analysis (CA) to examine interaction between an interviewer and respondents on one NLC question about the likelihood…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Females, Telephone Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Gardner, Rod; Mushin, Ilana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
Overlap in conversation is a well-established area of conversation analysis research (e.g. Jefferson 1983; Schegloff 2000) which can reveal how participants orient to transition relevance places. This paper presents an analysis of overlap in the mixed (Garrwa, Kriol and English) language conversations of two indigenous Australian women as part of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Females, Indigenous Populations, Dialogs (Language)
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Bordia, Sarbari; Wales, Lynn; Pittam, Jeffery; Gallois, Cindy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
Most practitioners teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) will agree that students come with some expectations about course content and teaching methodology and that these expectations play a vital role in student motivation and learning. However, the study of student expectations has been a surprising omission from Second…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Course Content
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Ho, Debbie – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This paper explores the possibility of expanding the focus group interview into the field of English as a Second Language (ESL), where this research methodology is yet to be thoroughly explored. Specifically, it aims to challenge popular criticisms about the reliability and validity of the focus group as a qualitative research methodology. It does…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Social Sciences
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Shum, Mark Shiu Kee – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This research seeks both to describe Chinese genres found in a range of school subjects and to develop models of pedagogical principles for their teaching. Thus far, most of the research has been devoted to the teaching of genres for first and second language teaching, though there is a developing interest in research into the teaching of genres…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bouvet, Eric; Close, Elizabeth – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This paper reports on an online guided reading program designed and developed by the authors, and implemented in class conditions. The program allows students to read a short story from a computer screen and obtain immediate support, in the form of suggested problem-solving strategies designed to help them overcome the lexical and grammatical…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Strategies, Reading Processes
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Kretzenbacher, Heinz L.; Clyne, Michael; Schupbach, Doris – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
Choice of address forms, a socially crucial feature in German communication, is context-dependent on situations (a) where the unmarked form of address is "du" (T), (b) where it is "Sie" (V), and (c) where the two systems (a and b) coexist. The first two situations are, apart from their fuzzy edges, rather clearcut. The third situation, however,…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Figurative Language, German, English (Second Language)
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Weissenbock, Maria – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article examines the current usage of terms of address in the Western Ukrainian variety of the Ukrainian language. It investigates the use of pronominal ("ty"--intimate form; ["Vy"--polite, distant form) and nominal forms of address (such as first name, father's name, surname, title, "pan/pani" (Mr/Mrs), "tovarys" (Comrade) etc.) in Western…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Values, Ukrainian, Pragmatics
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