List of John Benjamins publications for which Merrill Swain plays a role.
Cognitive and Affective enhancement among older adults: The role of languaging. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 36:1, pp. 4–192013.
This paper was presented at the ALAA/ALANZ conference, Canberra, Australia, December, 2011. read more | Article
A Vygotskian sociocultural perspective on immersion education: The L1/L2 debate. Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education 1:1, pp. 101–1292013.
An enduring issue in immersion education focuses on the appropriate use of the L1 in the one-way or two-way immersion classroom. In this article we discuss several key constructs (mediation, languaging, the cognition/emotion relationship, zone of proximal development) that are central to a… read more | Article
5. Verbal protocols: What does it mean for research to use speaking as a data collection tool?. Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics: Multiple perspectives, Chalhoub-Deville, Micheline, Carol A. Chapelle and Patricia A. Duff (eds.), pp. 97–1132006.
A Canadian Interprovincial Exchange: Evaluating the Linguistic Impact of a Three-Month Stay in Quebec. Second Language Acquisition in a Study Abroad Context, Freed, Barbara F. (ed.), pp. 67 ff.1995.
French Immersion in Canada: The Ottawa Study Through Grade Four. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 36, pp. 45–691977.
A Large Scale Program in French Immersion: The Ottawa Study Through Grade Three. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 33, pp. 1–251976.
The school performance of pupils in Grades 1-3 of the French immersion program in operation in Ottawa public schools is evaluated in comparison with that of pupils in the regular English program. By the end of Grade I immersion program pupils taught reading in French lag behind their peers in the… read more | Article