The Acquisition of French as a Second Language

New developmental perspectives

| Uppsala University
| Stockholm University
ISBN 9789027242501 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027270078 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
Within the field of second language acquisition, interest in the acquisition of French as a second language has a long-standing tradition, especially in the European context. The aim of this book is to offer a synthesis of current research within this area. It contains contributions from different researchers in the field, including studies on the acquisition of grammar, formulaic language, lexis and pragmatic devices, and covering interlanguage development from beginner level up to very advanced, presumably near-native levels of proficiency. The learners in the studies reported in the volume represent different L1 backgrounds and age groups. The chapters shed light on current issues in research on second language acquisition from different theoretical perspectives, and contribute to a better understanding of L2 French and SLA in general. The volume should be of interest for students, teachers and researchers of L2 French and SLA.

Originally published in Language, Interaction and Acquisition 3:1 (2012).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 62]  2014.  v, 168 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The acquisition of French as a second language: New developmental perspectives
Camilla Bardel and Christina Lindqvist
Synthèse rétrospective et nouvelles perspectives développementales: Les recherches acquisitionnelles en français L2 à l’Université de Stockholm
Inge Bartning
Pragmatic use of temporal adverbs in L1 and L2 French: Functions and syntactic positions of textual markers in a spoken corpus
Victorine Hancock
La dislocation dans le français oral d’apprenants suédophones: Emploi et développement
Hugues Engel
Vocabulary aspects of advanced L2 French: Do lexical formulaic sequences and lexical richness develop at the same rate?
Fanny Forsberg Lundell and Christina Lindqvist
Formulaic and proceduralised language in the initial and advanced stages of learning French
Richard J. Towell
The acquisition of additive scope particles by Moroccan Arabic L1 learners of French
Georges Daniel Véronique
Development of object clitics in child L2 French: A comparison of developmental sequences in different modes of acquisition
Jonas Granfeldt
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“This interesting collection of papers aims to put together a recent research on the acquisition of French as a second language based on different theoretical approaches. The richness of this volume lies in the different linguistic levels analysed (morpho-syntax, pragmatics, lexical) and in the various acquisitional stages considered (from initial to very advanced learners). It is an essential reading for researchers in language acquisition.”
“This important volume offers a stimulating exposé of the latest European research on the development of French as a second and foreign language by some of the most prominent researchers in the field. The eight chapters in this book are not only extremely rich and thorough in analysis but collectively also surprisingly broad and comprehensive in scope, covering the acquisition of French as a second/foreign language in a variety of contexts (e.g. migration second language, study-abroad, foreign language), by learners of different first language backgrounds (e.g. Arabic, English, Swedish) and from different age categories (child, adolescent, adult), and spanning the entire specter of L2 development, from the very beginning till the most advanced, near-native-like stages of acquisition (thanks in part to the fact that several of the contributions draw on the same L2 French database, the unique InterFra corpus initiated by Inge Bartning at the University of Stockholm). The editors and authors are also to be commended for presenting a surprisingly rich array of theoretical perspectives (formal, functional-cognitive, psycholinguistic) and methodological approaches (cross-sectional, longitudinal, corpus-linguistic) for investigating the linguistic development of L2 French. Readers will find a broad range of issues (lexical, morphological, syntactic, semantic-pragmatic) covered in impressive breadth and depth, offering something (and often much more) for everybody interested the development of one of the most frequently learned and taught languages in Europe. Highly recommended, not only for those interested in French but in second language learning and development in general.”
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Lindqvist, Christina
2017.  Guijarro-Fuentes Pedro , Schmitz Katrin and Müller Natascha (eds), The Acquisition of French in Multilingual Contexts. (Second Language Acquisition, 94.) Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2016, xv + 268 pp. 978 1 78309 452 3 (hardcover), 978 1 78309 454 7 (eBook). Journal of French Language Studies 27:3  pp. 460 ff. Crossref logo

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