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.
1. Preface; 2. About the contributors; 3. Part I: Introduction; 4. The past, present and future of French in applied linguistics (by Ayoun, Dalila); 5. The history of French (by Lodge, R. Anthony); 6. Part II: Core aspects of the second language acquisition of French; 7. French phonology and L2 acquisition (by Hannahs, S.J.); 8. Syntax-semantics in English-French interlanguage: Advancing understanding of second language epistemology (by Dekydtspotter, Laurent); 9. L2 functional categories: Syntactic development and morphological mapping (by Herschensohn, Julia); 10. The second language acquisition of grammatical gender and agreement (by Ayoun, Dalila); 11. Interlanguage pragmatics in L2 French (by Warga, Muriel); 12. Diachronic and/or synchronic variation?: The acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in L2 French (by Dewaele, Jean-Marc); 13. Part III: French in applied linguistics; 14. Language ideology and foreign language pedagogy (by Train, Robert); 15. Affective variables, attitude and personality in context (by MacIntyre, Peter D.); 16. Lexical creativity in L2 French and natural language generation (by Lessard, Greg); 17. Growing up bilingual in French and French Sign Language (by Tuller, Laurice); 18. Using electronic corpora in SLA research (by Myles, Florence); 19. Creole studies (by Mather, Patrick-Andre); 20. Issues in French applied linguistics in West Africa (by Sonaiya, Remi); 21. Epilogue; 22. French in Louisiana: A view from the ground (by Caldas, Stephen); 23. References; 24. English-French Glossary; 25. Name index; 26. Subject index