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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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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 focuses on HL speakers’ academic writing and will discuss measures of literacy as a function of cross-linguistic influence and educational background. The need to write academic texts in Spanish is growing as a part of higher education (e.g. Teacher education). The results highlight the...

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Advocacy for minoritized languages has tended to focus on a critical deconstruction paradigm – critiquing post-colonial language policies for excluding those languages from higher domains in favor of inherited colonial languages, but not offering alternative policies to remedy the situation. In co...

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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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Bridging the gap between language learning in the classroom and at the museum

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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 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 presentation examines how the use of heritage or so-called ‘migrant’ languages by children whose first language is not German is characterized in public discourse. This is achieved through analysis of data collected from online reader comments at daily and weekly German newspapers of record...

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The study provides an overview of lexicographic and information technology solutions for a mobile application “An English-Latvian-English Translating and Phrase-Dictionary of Medical Terms” developed in collaboration between researchers of two universities. This dictionary is specially developed...

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This study investigates the implementation of an intensive English program. The data obtained through semi-structured interviews and focus group studies reveal the way the program is implemented, its weaknesses and strengths. The data reveals the way that the program is received by the students. Sev...

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This study investigated the effects of two types of the audiovisual materials for shadowing?audio cues either with a still image or with a moving image of a speaker' face including lips?through an eye-tracking experiment with L1-Japanese speaking learners of English.

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Tosepan Kalnemachtiloyan is an indigenous immersion and bilingual school working to 1) revitalize indigenous language, 2) recover indigenous knowledge, and 3) reframe indigenous identity. Through critical ethnography, I considered the ‘Language Planning (LP) Onion’, and finally adapted a useful ...

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Educational programmes based on the Language Gap theory evaluate linguistic practices on a two-point scale in which children’s linguistic background is contrasted to the norm at school. The presentation provides a different lens; a critical ethnographic sociolinguistic analysis of Roma disadvantag...

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Two separate lines of research have considered how bilingualism might protect older adults against cognitive and neural decline and what consequences are observed when older adults learn a new language. Here we bring these together to ask how cognitive control and language regulation processes funct...

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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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Shadowing is to imitate model voices without seeing its scrip within a second delay. Though it is a well-examined training for L2 learners, specialized texts focusing on weaknesses of learners’ listening abilities have not fully developed yet in Japan. Adequate texts with analyzing evaluations and...

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This paper sets out to explore teacher beliefs and practices for Modern Foreign Language teaching in a Scottish primary school under the 1+2 Scottish language policy. It illustrates an antagonistic relationship between pupils who behave as multilingual individuals, neoliberal policy orientations and...

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Now that the bilingual advantage debate has reached an impasse, one way forward could be to assess to what extent language education and different instructional contexts may play a role in the manifestation of bilingual effects on cognition. If children learn a foreign language at school, can they s...

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Gestures are gaining ground in SLA/multilingualism research. Setting the stage for this symposium, I provide some background on gestures, highlighting links between gestures, speech, language, and culture. I then briefly introduce a few areas where the form and function of gestures have hitherto bee...

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We present how we examine comprehension on various linguistic levels and identify obstacles to comprehension in the Informed Consent process using a mixed methods approach and cooperating with different groups of practitioners. Based on the results, we show how we aim to optimise the Informed Consen...

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The featured talk will present premises of a research-based framework of inclusive practices in language teaching/learning scenarios. Based on the premise that learner diversity functions as an asset in language classrooms, the review of research is going to address challenges of inclusive practices...

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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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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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Affect is a highly contested term extending beyond “emotions”. This talk focuses on affective dimensions experienced by, and subsequently managed by multilingual students. The premise is that with knowledge of affective learning strategies, stakeholders from policy developers to teachers can tai...

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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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IDLE-the Informal Digital Learning of English-has proven to be a very powerful practice for learning English outside of classroom instruction. What does this mean for traditional TESOL approaches, given the rise of EMI programs internationally? This presentation suggests new models of English educat...

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In this presentation, I first review how the term alignment" has been used in applied linguistics. Next, I focus on uses of alignment in allied disciplines. Finally, I describe four important concepts which may overlap with alignment, but use other terms: accommodation; attunement; entrainment; and ...

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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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This study explores English language learners' attitudes toward English as 'free language' and lingua franca communication.

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Using a six-month ethnographic design, this study examines the language ideologies among study abroad students admitted in an English-taught degree program in China. It reveals how the divergent language ideologies impact and are shaped by their investment of learning a second language in the multil...

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Nonnative speakers of English may not be fully equipped to communicate effectively through the oral mode. With this in mind, and through English proficiency testing and a needs analysis on oral communication, Iowa State University has developed a training program to prepare graduate students to beco...

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This paper investigates EFL teachers’ beliefs about learner autonomy in art colleges, reveals the status quo of their learner autonomy beliefs and puts forward feasible suggestions in order to provide evidence for the reform and development of English teaching in art colleges.

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This presentation will explore how the use of formulaic sequences (FS) affects the cognitive fluency of the L2 writing process and how these sequences are related to the length of bursts. The presentation will describe L2 French students' pausal behaviour in relation to their use of FSs (learner-int...

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