French Applied Linguistics

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This state-of-the-art volume on French Applied Linguistics includes two introductory chapters, the first summarizes the past, present and future of French in applied linguistics, and the second reviews the history of French from a sociolinguistic perspective. The six chapters of the first part cover the core aspects of the second language acquisition of French: phonology, semantics/syntax, syntax/morphology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and grammatical gender. The seven chapters of the second part explore the contribution of French in various subfields of applied linguistics such as language ideology and foreign language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, and French Sign Language. A chapter studies the role of affective variables on language learning, while another investigates natural language and lexical creativity. The chapters on creole studies and applied linguistics in West Africa address issues in first and second language acquisition in complex sociolinguistic and political contexts. The last chapter serves as an epilogue focusing on Louisiana, a region rich in linguistic history.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 16]  2007.  xvi, 560 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
viii–ix
About the contributors
x–xvi
Part I: Introduction
1
The past, present and future of French in applied linguistics
Dalila Ayoun
2–20
The history of French
R. Anthony Lodge
21–48
Part II: Core aspects of the second language acquisition of French
49
French phonology and L2 acquisition
S.J. Hannahs
50–74
Syntax-semantics in English-French interlanguage: Advancing understanding of second language epistemology
Laurent Dekydtspotter, Bruce Anderson and Rex A. Sprouse
75–102
L2 functional categories: Syntactic development and morphological mapping
Julia Herschensohn
103–129
The second language acquisition of grammatical gender and agreement
Dalila Ayoun
130–170
Interlanguage pragmatics in L2 French
Muriel Warga
171–207
Diachronic and/or synchronic variation?: The acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in L2 French
Jean-Marc Dewaele
208–236
Part III: French in applied linguistics
237
Language ideology and foreign language pedagogy
Robert W. Train
238–269
Affective variables, attitude and personality in context
Peter D. MacIntyre, Richard Clement and Kimberly A. Noels
270–298
Lexical creativity in L2 French and natural language generation
Greg Lessard and Michael Levison
299–333
Growing up bilingual in French and French Sign Language
Laurice Tuller, Marion Blondel and Nathalie Niederberger
334–376
Using electronic corpora in SLA research
Florence Myles
377–400
Creole studies
Patrick-André Mather
401–424
Issues in French applied linguistics in West Africa
Remi Sonaiya
425–449
Epilogue
French in Louisiana: A view from the ground
Stephen Caldas
450–477
References
478–538
English-French Glossary
539–545
Name index
546–555
Subject index
556–560
“I found the third section of the volume particularly interesting, presenting as it does a range of novel perspectives on 'French in applied linguistics' and suggesting new areas for future research and broad range of research methodologies. Overall, the volume is to be recommended for its breath of coverage and attempt to address less widely researched and discussed questions.”
“This is a very good collection which serves as a State of the nation address for French applied linguistics. Not only does it carefully track developments in applied linguistics but also it consistently and authoritatively identifies the scope for future directions in each of the sub-fields it tackles. Its strength lies in its appeal to researchers who also teach French as a second language. The first section in particular is required reading for those whose research interests overlap with their commitment to the teaching of French, since it highlights the obstacles potentially encountered by the average student, and grounds the solutions to these problems in empirical research covering areas as diverse as phonology, agreement, syntax and pragmatics. Furthermore, at its heart is what some of its contributors refer to as 'interface studies', whereby the questions with with it grapples are not viewed as discrete issues but ones where a multi-disciplinary approach proves to be highly productive and successful.”
“With its broad range of timely topics and qualified authors, this book is certainly a valuable addition to the resources available in French applied linguistics.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006051686