This book offers sharp new insights into the acquisition and use of French as a foreign language. The authors are specialists in their particular theoretical paradigms and focus on morphology, morpho-syntax, syntax, discourse, as well as fluency in the French interlanguage from beginners to advanced learners with different first languages.
Jean-Marc Dewaele is Reader in French and Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research focuses on individual differences in second language production, linking linguistic and temporal variables with psychological, situational and sociobiographical variables. He is a co-editor of Bilingualism: Beyond Basic Principles (2003, Multilingual Matters) and is currently Scientific Commissions Co-ordinator and member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).
1. Psycholinguistic studies on the acquisition of French as a second language Marzena Watorek & Clive Perdue (Universite Paris); 2 Discourse structuring in advanced L2 French Victorine Hancock and Nathalie Kirchmeyer (University of Stockholm); 3. Adverbs and functional categories in L1 and L2 acquisition of French Suzanne Schlyter (University of Lund); 4. The Emergence and Use of the Plus-Que-Parfait in Advanced French Interlanguage Martin Howard (University College Cork); 5. The emergence of morpho-syntactic structure in French L2 Florence Myles (University of Southampton) 6. Syntactic and semantic issues in the acquisition of negation in French Daniel Veronique (UFR Didactique di Francais language etrangere); 7 Gender and number in French L2 Mireille Prodeau (Universite Paris); 8. The development of gender attribution and gender agreement in French Jonas Granfeldt (University of Lund); 9. From speech community back to classroom: what variation analysis can tell us about the role of context in the acquisition of French as a foreign language Vera Regan (University College Dublin); 10 The role of psycholinguistic factors in the development of fluency amongst advanced learners of French Richard Towell (University of Salford) & Jean-Marc Dewaele