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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – Babel, 2006
The discussion of standards in this article reveals a number of common features. First, they all focus on macro-level statements about teachers' professional work rather than attempting to detail what that work may be based on. Second, they do not make specifications about the nature and standard of relevant disciplinary knowledge (as would be the…
Descriptors: Discipline, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Ritchie, Annabelle – Babel, 2005
The study of curriculum materials is of interest to social researchers seeking to understand the social constructions of reality. All texts embody a number of purposeful choices about how reality is to be represented, and these choices have consequences for what is "foregrounded, backgrounded, placed in the margins, distorted, short-cut,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Social Class, Textbooks, Values
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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – Babel, 2002
Considers the future challenges for languages in Australia. Discusses the place of language in policy, the place of languages in the curriculum, the role of professional associations, and redeveloping a constituency for languages. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Bellingham, Lois – Babel, 2000
Reviews research on language learning and age, and presents a summary of the conclusions on second language acquisition and mature age learners from key writers in the field. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Age, Foreign Countries, Language Research, Second Language Instruction
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Kleinsasser, Robert C. – Babel, 2000
Provides a brief outline of six key issues that have been recurrent in the field of language education and seeks to promote further discussion of these issues. The outline is based on reviews of the relevant contents of three sources that are widely read by language educators in Australia. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Language Research, Second Language Instruction
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Leal, Barry – Babel, 1989
Discusses why there has been a decline in the political and educational pressure to learn languages other than English in Australia. Recent political, economic, and educational changes are outlined that encourage the study of European and Asian languages. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, English, Enrollment Trends
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Rado, Marta; Reynolds, Chris – Babel, 1989
A discussion of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) curricula in Australia considers the country's social demographic composition, structure of educational provision, national language policies, state-level (particularly Victoria) curriculum design, and LOTE enrollment. (CB)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, English, Foreign Countries
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Theil, Elvira – Babel: Australia, 1997
Evaluates the first stage of "Lernpunkt Deutsch," a new three-stage German course designed for upper elementary and early secondary school. Describes the publisher's package of materials and the appropriateness of the course, utility of the different package elements, format of the materials, and assesses whether the course provides pedagogically…
Descriptors: Course Organization, Elementary Secondary Education, German, Grammar
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Andreoni, Helen – Babel: Australia, 1997
Discusses language policy matters and the management of cultural and linguistic diversity in the area of education, with particular reference to Eritrea in East Africa and its application to Australia's language situation. The article presents examples of the impact of the tyrannical imposition of language usage, including the long-term…
Descriptors: Amharic, Change Agents, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design
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Klein, Fred – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1982
Discusses current trends in translation, including translation in the United States, standardization of international terminology, and machine translation. Speculates on some future trends. (EKN)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Language Standardization, Translation, Trend Analysis
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Vasconcellos, Muriel – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1986
Humor--and communication itself--when translating from one language to another, depends on an accumulation of shared understandings about how people say things in a given culture. Examples are given in translations of Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese. (CB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Deep Structure, Discourse Analysis, English
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Gordon, W. Terrence – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1986
The linguistic complexity of humor is illustrated with examples of word play translated from French to English and English to French. Examples from the writings of James Joyce and Marcel Proust are highlighted. (CB)
Descriptors: Deep Structure, English, French, Humor
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Mbogho, Kalumbo – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
Discusses the methods of the pioneers of language study in the Bantu-speaking areas of Africa, criticizes their approaches to presenting information about African languages in lexical form, and notes that bilingual dictionaries are not adapted to the needs of African people. Suggests some technical procedures for future lexicographers to follow.…
Descriptors: Bantu Languages, Bilingualism, Cultural Context, Definitions
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Gold, David L. – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1986
Reviews issues to be considered in determining the order of meanings for a lexeme in a dictionary entry and compares techniques for deciding order. Types of ordering include importance, frequency, logical ordering, dominant meaning, syntactic, and historical. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Dictionaries, Lexicography
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Ritter, Pat – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Examines the German version of an experiment to enhance the learning of a foreign language; specifically, the strategy requires not using any English at all in the classroom, but to use the target language in all matters concerning every lesson. (GLR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, German, Immersion Programs, Instructional Innovation
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