The Second Language Acquisition of French Tense, Aspect, Mood and Modality

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Temporal-aspectual systems have a great potential of informing our understanding of the developing competence of second language learners. So far, the vast majority of empirical studies investigating L2 acquisition have largely focused on past temporality, neglecting the acquisition of the expression of the present and future temporalities with rare exceptions (aside from ESL learners), leaving unanswered the question of how the investigation of different types of temporality may inform our understanding of the acquisition of temporal, aspectual and mood systems as a whole. This monograph addresses this question by focusing on three main objectives: a) to contribute to the already impressive body of research in the L2 acquisition of tense, aspect and mood/modality from a generative perspective, and in so doing to present a more complete picture of the processes of L2 acquisition in general; b) to bridge the gap between linguistic theory and L2 acquisition; c) to make empirical findings more accessible to language instructors by proposing concrete pedagogical applications.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 10]  2013.  xiii, 252 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
xi–xii
Acknowledgments
xiii–xiv
Chapter 1. Tense, temporality and aspect
1–20
Chapter 2. Mood and modality
21–48
Chapter 3. Tense, aspect, modality and the minimalist program: From syntactic theory to language acquisition
49–80
Chapter 4. The second language acquisition of tense, mood and aspect
81–100
Chapter 5.1 Methodology and findings: Production tasks
101–114
Chapter 5.2 Findings: Cloze tests
115–130
Chapter 5.3 Findings: Sentence completion tasks
131–154
Chapter 6. Pedagogical implications for foreign language learners and teachers
155–192
Chapter 7. Directions for future research
193–200
Appendices
201–212
References
213–244
Name index
245–250
Subject index
251–252
“Not only is this book an interesting read for researchers who investigate the L2 acquisition of tense and aspect, but Chapter 6, in particular (“Pedagogical implications for foreign language learners and teachers”), is particularly applicable to the classroom. The ideas explored in this chapter provide the foreign language instructor with the opportunity to reflect on the impact of linguistic input in the classroom on learners developing interlanguage systems. Finally, sections of this book may be appropriate for an overview course on French second language acquisition or a seminar on the acquisition of morphosyntax.”
“This volume has clearly fulfilled its mission (a) to contribute to the already impressive body of research on the L2 acquisition of tense, aspect and mood/modality from a generative perspective, and in so doing, to present a more complete picture of the processes of L2 acquisition in general; (b) to bridge the gap between linguistic theory and L2 acquisition; and (c) to make empirical findings more accessible to language instructors by proposing concrete pedagogical applications.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN000000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013014950 | Marc record