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).
1. Articles; 2. The acquisition of French as a second language: New developmental perspectives (by Bardel, Camilla); 3. Articles; 4. Synthese retrospective et nouvelles perspectives developpementales: Les recherches acquisitionnelles en francais L2 a l'Universite de Stockholm (by Bartning, Inge); 5. Pragmatic use of temporal adverbs in L1 and L2 French: Functions and syntactic positions of textual markers in a spoken corpus (by Hancock, Victorine); 6. La dislocation dans le francais oral d'apprenants suedophones: Emploi et developpement (by Engel, Hugues); 7. Vocabulary aspects of advanced L2 French: Do lexical formulaic sequences and lexical richness develop at the same rate? (by Lundell, Fanny Forsberg); 8. Formulaic and proceduralised language in the initial and advanced stages of learning French (by Towell, Richard J.); 9. The acquisition of additive scope particles by Moroccan Arabic L1 learners of French (by Veronique, Georges Daniel); 10. Development of object clitics in child L2 French: A comparison of developmental sequences in different modes of acquisition (by Granfeldt, Jonas); 11. Subject index