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Fraser, Catriona; Kelly, Barbara – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper investigates the effect of listener attitudes on the ability to understand a foreign (non-Australian) accent. The research focuses on individual listener characteristics, such as attitude and frequency of contact with accented speakers, rather than speech production. Data was collected through a web-based survey and analysis employed…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Speech, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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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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Taylor-Leech, Kerry; Yates, Lynda – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This article draws on ethnographic data from a longitudinal study of newly-arrived immigrants of non English-speaking background in the Australian Adult Migrant English Program to investigate their opportunities for using English and the language learning strategies (LLS) they used to make the most of these opportunities. Analysis of their reports…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Learning Strategies, Ethnography, Immigrants
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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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Cruickshank, Ken – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Teachers and learners can hold differing ideas about language and goals for language learning which are then played out in classroom interactions. Constructions of what counts as language and learning impact on learner engagement and identity and the outcomes of language learning. This study analyses a researcher's account of the learning of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Centered Curriculum, Self Concept
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White, Erin; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This longitudinal study investigated teachers' use of the first language (L1) in two French foreign language (FL) intermediate level classes at two Australian universities. A native French-speaking teacher (NS) and a non-native French-speaking teacher (NNS) were observed and audio-recorded approximately every two weeks over a 12- week semester.…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, French, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Guo-qiang – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Research has shown that language change is driven on one hand by forces internal to language itself such as grammar-internal systematic pressure, and on the other hand by social motives such as social identity. Language contact presents new features, but why is it that some of them are incorporated as variation and evolving into language change,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Linguistic Borrowing, Dialects, Mandarin Chinese
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Scarino, Angela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
In school languages education in Australia at present there is an increasing diversity of languages and learners learning particular languages that results from a greater global movement of students. This diversity builds on a long-established profile of diversity that reflects the migration history of Australia. It stands in sharp contrast to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Context Effect, Rating Scales
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Elder, Catherine; Kim, Hyejeong; Knoch, Ute – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
While there have been a number of studies exploring the impact of time-on-task and language background on language achievement for both English and other languages, the Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education (SAALE) project constitutes the first systematic attempt to gather empirical evidence of these effects for four Asian languages…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Expertise
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Kohler, Michelle – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
In the Australian education context, there are typically two cohorts of language learners at the secondary school level, those who commence their study of the target language early in their primary schooling (early starters), and those who commence their study later, at the beginning of secondary school (late starters). The two groups may have…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Time on Task, Indonesian, Foreign Countries
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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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Scrimgeour, Andrew – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
While Chinese language learning in Australian schools is characterised by predominantly second language programs for learners who have had no prior exposure to the target language, there is increasing participation by Australian-born children who speak Putonghua (Mandarin) or another dialect at home. Curriculum and assessment frameworks and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Sun Hee Ok – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper explores how learner background shapes learner performance on discourse features in writing by analysing data produced as part of the Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education project (Scarino et al., 2011) by Year 10 (mid-secondary school) students learning Korean as a foreign or heritage language. Five participants were in…
Descriptors: Syntax, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Community Schools
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Alptekin, Cem – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article presents a cognitively-oriented account of the qualitative differences between ENL (English as a native language) and ELF (English as a lingua franca) users. Based on the declarative-procedural model of second language acquisition, it examines the linguistic and sociolinguistic implications of ELF users' dependence on their…
Descriptors: Memory, English, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Campbell, Elizabeth; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Motivation to learn a second language (L2) is considered a crucial individual factor in explaining success or lack thereof in second language learning. This study examined learners' motivation to learn Chinese as a second language (L2). The study was longitudinal and cross sectional. Interviews were conducted with learners at different year levels…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Educational Environment, Chinese
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