French Applied Linguistics

ORCID logoDalila Ayoun | University of Arizona
ISBN 9789027219725 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027292889 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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“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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Edmonds, Amanda, Aarnes Gudmestad & Thomas Metzger
2020. A Longitudinal Study of Grammatical-Gender Marking in French as an Additional Language. Applied Linguistics 41:5  pp. 733 ff. DOI logo
Izquierdo, Jesús
2009. L'aspect lexical et le développement du passé composé et de l'imparfait en français L2 : Une étude quantitative auprès d'apprenants hispanophones. The Canadian Modern Language Review 65:4  pp. 587 ff. DOI logo
2008. Introduction: Special issue on knowledge and use of the lexicon in French as a second language. Journal of French Language Studies 18:3  pp. 269 ff. DOI logo
van Compernolle, Rémi A.
2010. Dalila Ayoun (ed.), Studies in French Applied Linguistics (Language Learning and Language Teaching 21), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2008, x + 400 pp. 978 90 272 1982 4. Journal of French Language Studies 20:2  pp. 216 ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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