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This study reviews studies between 2010 and 2020 to examine screencast second language written corrective feedback under the framework of Best Practices and the International Society for Technology in Education standards to reconceptualize the notion of e-feedback and refine the best practice in the...

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This presentation explores the textual transformations occurred in the bilingual adaptation of Cambridge English Readers in China, and discusses 1) the change of view of foreign language learning behind the adaptation and 2) implications for Chinese learners of English.

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Using a stylistic method of analysis, we determined how student and (semi-)professional writers linguistically realize the communicative purposes of the genre literary book review. We will show that such stylistic descriptions cannot only reveal how written language develops, but also which concepts...

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Globalization led to an increase in the linguistic diversity of students in higher education, including domestic language minority speakers (LMS). We will look at the predictive value of academic language proficiency of LMS in relation to other demographic and educational background factors and cons...

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We have developed a culturally appropriate vocabulary test specifically for young Chinese learners of English. We will discuss the development process and present the full set of results from two field tests with several hundred participants, including an analysis of the relationship proficiency lev...

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My study investigated the usage, role and perceived relevance of English language entry requirements for English-medium programmes at higher education level in Germany. Websites of over four hundred German universities and polytechnics were analysed; students and programme leaders were surveyed as w...

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Becoming successful strategic readers in EFLL is a true challenge for children. Our study indicates that although there is a statistically significant difference in reading results in relation to the use of some comprehension strategies, young learners are not fully aware of a range of strategies an...

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This presentation will provide an intuitive and accessible framework for bridging the personal and professional benefits of action research with the illustrative power of CA.

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This presentation describes the adaptation process of multiple sign language development assessment instruments for Finnish Sign Language. Additionally, we will explain how the teacher were trained to use the assessment instruments and how the large data on children acquiring FinSL was collected in ...

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This presentation will explore the ethical challenges faced by administrative support staff in negotiating their communicative practices at an internationalising Swedish university. The study presented promises to contribute towards debate surrounding language planning for internationalising Higher ...

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This presentation will offer an overview of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics (AESLA) activities and scientific areas of AESLA with a focus on the possible connections with the goals of AIALA, as can be the creation of collaborative research networks with scholars from the other member ass...

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In our paper, we propose to study a tandem language learning environment through desktop videoconferencing, or teletandem (Telles, 2009) for French and Chinese as foreign languages. Our study aims to understand how, through the videoconferencing environment, interlocutors position themselves and the...

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This presentation outlines a conceptual model for the study of agency in language policy and planning (LPP) informed by social realist theory, and grounded in empirical research conducted in various national contexts.

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This study evaluates a reading intervention to bridge the gap between Dutch secondary school and university reading. The lesson series addresses prereading- (activating preknowledge, interpreting graphs), while-reading (text monitoring, critical reading) and post-reading strategies (graphic organize...

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When a robot enters a foreign language classroom, the learning situation changes. We will analyze the kind of turn-taking that takes place and how actions and sequences are organized. We also pay attention to how children respond to the robot and how they seek help from the teacher.

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EFL textbooks carry instructional content as well as principles for instruction. In this paper I present a modified version of Bernstein's model of pedagogic discourse used to interpret the underlying power and control relations during the enactment of an EFL listening textbook in a university conte...

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This study reports a US writing center tutor’s interventions in an L2 doctoral student’s dissertation. Analysis of tutoring transcripts, interviews, and documents revealed the tutor’s systematic practice of constructing the tutee’s drafts through oral dictation. Findings suggest a need for d...

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In this study we aimed to examine the challenges faced by deaf students, professors, Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) interpreters and staff, starting from the process of democratizing access to higher education and focusing, particularly, on the insertion and participation of deaf students in acade...

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Listeners make negative evaluations of non-native accents. We show that phonetic perception and social evaluations improve when L2 speakers use co-speech hand gestures (emblems), even if non-native accents themselves stay the same. This suggests that in cross-cultural communication, more attention s...

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Through longitudinal close analysis of Whatsapp group chat messages, this study reports changes in how EFL students accomplish requests overtime. The findings suggest that changes are both due to students' evolving linguistic repertoires and to an increased entitlement to make the requests.

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The contribution presents the course concept of an intercomprehension course for Romance languages offered at the Language Centre of the University of Salzburg. The primary aim of the course is the construction of (receptive) plurilingual and pluricultural competencies.

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This paper is inspired and motivated by emerging scholarship (Guilherme & de Souza, 2019; Macedo, 2019; Phipps, 2019; Pennycook & Makoni, 2019, among others) inviting language and culture education practitioners to question the ideologies underpinning how we think and frame our practice and ...

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Adequately responding to linguistic diversity in the classroom is imperative in European school contexts. The intervention study combined insights from multilingual education and L2 motivational research and addressed diversity in a resource-oriented way. The data are promising and indicate a positi...

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This paper recounts a sociocultural inquiry into bilingual students’ self-regulated strategic learning of language and subject content, through which we interpreted how and why the students appropriated resources strategically for self-regulated learning. It contends that sociocultural perspective...

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In this paper we focus on the lived and affective realities of children’s engagement with language and schooling by exploring everyday understandings of spelling. We draw on co-produced film data from a research project that took place in an elementary school in the North of the UK.

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This talk examines perceptions of decoloniality in African linguistics, as taught inside and outside of Africa. Building on Riedel and de Vos (2018), we explore a range of issues related to awareness of colonial pasts and their effects on contemporary societies at universities teaching African lingu...

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This study explores morphosyntactic alignment during text-based computer chat among international EAP students performing six text chat tasks. Chat-logs of the conversations were scrutinized for the re-use of structures that had been introduced by either partner. We discuss how observed group patter...

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This small-scale qualitative study explores the role multilingualism plays in in the therapeutic experience of refugee torture survivors, within a supportive community. Fifteen community members were interviewed. The findings reveal that using English, a later-learned language for all of the intervi...

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This study investigates the core elements of which constitute the expected standards of ELF in international communities. Quantitatively, two online surveys were conducted with one hundred participants of both Japanese and non-Japanese who are related to international communities; and qualitatively,...

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Animating the experiences of TEFL/SL graduate international students at a Canadian university with new materialities concepts, we seek an understanding of agentive navigation of pedagogical ecologies as a double becoming (Massumi, 2015, p. 124). We offer possibilities for de-territorializing the fie...

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Question of how research articles in different languages are related to each other in the process of knowledge production has received little research attention. I address this question and empirically focus on citation practices of experienced scholars. I use ‘paired analysis’ as a particular a...

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We focus on migrants' opportunities to develop and utilize their field-specific language resources in practical training. Some participants of our ethnographic study found their access to meaningful tasks and L2 resources to be too limited. Language awareness should thus be an integral part of super...

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The current study presents age and gender differences in the production of Greek vowels. The vowel productions of 20 males and 20 females, aged between 18 and 50 and 20 children, 10 boys and 10 girls, aged between 8 and 10 were analysed.

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The present study investigates whether Chinese immigrant workers in Spain are perceived as polite as they intend to be by L1 Spanish speakers when producing requests in Spanish and, if not, whether intonation might be responsible for these communicative misunderstandings.

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This contribution presents the "Language Village" as an empirically valid method and didactic approach for activating linguistic repertoires of multilingual secondary students, while not only integrating all schooling languages but also other foreign and heritage languages in tasks, material and int...

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This presentation considers the linguistic patterns found in marketing materials at a Canadian university. This survey looked for references to neoliberal language of market freedom, expediency, and economic mobility. These were then mapped onto ways that these linguistic forms reproduce a commodity...

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The core of dietetic treatment of elderly clients with malnutrition is stimulating them to eat better. Although dietetic counselling complements only providing oral nutritional supplements, the overall effectiveness of dietary treatment remains limited. In this study, effects of dietetic counselling...

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Summary This study is part of my PhD dissertation that will be carried out in Kosovo, in April 2020. Prior to the main study a pilot study is planned to be conducted in January-February 2020.

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This paper explores the policy-making process of "Languages Connect - Ireland's Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026" by focusing on the way agents wield the meaning of language policy ideas and the way power relations are manifested behind interactive processes of ideational power....

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This micro analytic study of classroom interaction focuses on alternative questions initiated by the teacher as a first pair part in a speaking course for learners of English at tertiary level. Alternative questions project one word answer from learners and enable them to be involved in the speaking...

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