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Devlin, Brian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article analyses the status and future of bilingual education programs using Indigenous languages and English in remote Northern Territory schools. It explains why this educational approach is so contested at present, resulting in an unresolved situation which can best be regarded as an uneasy compromise on the ground and a stalemate at…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism
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Gale, Mary-Anne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This paper reviews the teaching of Aboriginal languages in the tertiary sector of Australia, looking at the stronger languages taught in the university sector versus those languages under revival that tend to be taught in the TAFE sector. The paper summarises the status of courses offered state by state, and sets the scene with some historical…
Descriptors: Universities, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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McKay, Graham – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The use of Indigenous languages has been declining over the period of non-Aboriginal settlement in Australia as a result of repressive policies, both explicit and implicit. The National Policy on Languages (Lo Bianco, 1987) was the high point of language policy in Australia, given its national scope and status and its attempt to encompass all…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education
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Wigglesworth, Gillian; Simpson, Jane; Loakes, Deborah – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments are designed to assess literacy and numeracy of all Australian school children in years 3, 5, 7 and 9, and to act as diagnostics as to whether children are meeting intended educational outcomes. Tests began in May 2008, and have been run annually since then. Results of the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Indigenous Populations
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Rajadurai, Joanne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This paper reports on a study of Malay learners of English in Malaysia as they attempt to extend their use of English outside the classroom and thus participate in new linguistic practices. Using a multiple case study approach, the study examines the narrative accounts of learners generated through student journals and focus group discussions.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Ideology, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Cope, Nicholas – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The study reported here investigates the predictive validity of language assessments by "Direct Entry" programs at an Australian University--programs developed on site for Non English Speaking Background international students, principally to provide (i) pre-entry academic and language preparation and (ii) language assessment for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Language Tests, Predictive Validity, Program Effectiveness
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Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith; Vanderford, Samantha; Grote, Ellen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Repeated assessments of literacy skills have shown that Aboriginal students do not achieve at the same level as their non-Aboriginal peers. Many Aboriginal students speak Aboriginal English, a dialect different from the Standard Australian English used in schools. Research shows that it is crucial for educators in bidialectal contexts to be aware…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Adnan, Zifirdaus – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Research article introductions (RAIs) play a significant role in gaining publication, and therefore have been studied by many applied linguists. Research into RAIs published in Indonesia has begun to be developed (Adnan, 2009; Mirahayuni, 2001; Safnil, 2000), and generally conclude that Indonesian Humanities RAIs were structured differently from…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Foreign Countries, Indonesian, Humanities
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Al Shatter, Ghassan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study aims to identify the relationship between the developmental hierarchy in the acquisition of Arabic as a second language (Arabic L2) and formal classroom instruction. It provides a general presentation of the current debate on the influence of formal instruction in the acquisition of L2. Special attention is given to the subset of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Dibaj, Farzad – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The purpose of this study is to compare the vocabulary learning of monolingual learners of English as a second language with bilingual learners of English as a third language. The study is based on data from 52 monolingual Persian-speaking learners of English and 45 bilingual Azeri-Persian-speaking learners of English. All the participants were…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Educational Background
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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Tsurutani, Chiharu – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Sociolinguistic research on attitudes towards language has revealed that native speakers of English are drawn towards those who share their native accent and respond cautiously, perhaps negatively, towards those speaking in "accented" English (Lambert, Hodgson, Gardner & Fillenbaum, 1960; Rubin, 1992). These perceptions greatly…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Personality
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Hatoss, Aniko; Starks, Donna; van Rensburg, Henriette Janse – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Changes in the political climate in the home country have resulted in the emigration of South Africans to English speaking countries such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Despite the scale of movement of the South African population, language maintenance in these diasporic contexts has received little consideration. This paper…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Speech Communication, Indo European Languages, Foreign Countries
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Nevile, Maurice – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This paper considers the embodied nature of discourse for a professional work setting. It examines language in interaction in the airline cockpit, and specifically how shifts in pilots' eye gaze direction can indicate the action of talk, that is, what talk is doing and its relative contribution to work-in-progress. Looking towards the other…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Work Environment, Eye Movements, Air Transportation
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Pennycook, Alastair – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Critical directions in applied linguistics can be understood in various ways. The term "critical" as it has been used in "critical applied linguistics," "critical discourse analysis," "critical literacy" and so forth, is now embedded as part of applied linguistic work, adding an overt focus on questions of power and inequality to discourse…
Descriptors: Social Life, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences
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Tan, Lan Liana; Wigglesworth, Gillian; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In today's second language classrooms, students are often asked to work in pairs or small groups. Such collaboration can take place face-to-face, but now more often via computer mediated communication. This paper reports on a study which investigated the effect of the medium of communication on the nature of pair interaction. The study involved…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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