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Teaching and Learning Italian Abroad: A Comparative Pilot Study of Italian-Canadian, Italian-Australian and Italian Adolescent Speech

Bergami, Roberto and Aulino, Biagio (2009) Teaching and Learning Italian Abroad: A Comparative Pilot Study of Italian-Canadian, Italian-Australian and Italian Adolescent Speech. International Journal of Learning, 16 (8). pp. 595-613. ISSN 1447-9494

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Abstract

This paper reports on pilot studies of adolescents who have been studying Italian as a second language (L2), for at least one year, post-elementary (primary school). The study was conducted in Canada and Australia. The study focuses on the use of the Italian language abroad as a social dialect spoken by high school students, in certain social contexts in Canada and Australia were asked to complete a voluntary written survey. The data collected, once analysed, revealed a framework of patterns of adolescent communication, consisting of connotative and clique-coded language discourses. This framework was utilised to undertake a cross-cultural comparison on Italian adolescent discourse. The paper points out that it is essential for a teacher of Italian, as a second language (L2), to incorporate adolescent learning interest in considering the design of a specific learning syllabus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17425. Italian language abroad, foreign language teaching, learning a foreign language, adolescent speech, Italian as a second language, connotative language discourse, clique-coded language discourse, Italian adolescent language, Italian-Australian adolescent language, Italian-Australian adolescent language, slang, verbal communication, speech, vernacular, secondary schools, high schools, Canada, Australia
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
SEO Classification > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
FOR Classification > 2004 Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 02:09
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 02:09
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4158
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