LINGUIST List 10.1309

Wed Sep 8 1999

Qs: Motivation in Learning French, Fragmentary Lang

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  1. Germaineje, Motivation and learning French
  2. Josu Gomez, Fragmentary Language

Message 1: Motivation and learning French

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 08:49:30 EDT
From: Germaineje <>
Subject: Motivation and learning French

How do you motivate students to learn French? Students usually select
French for an instrumental or integrative motif (Gardner and Lambert).
This is a research project for a University class. As you are aware there
is less enthusiasm to learn French, the enrollment at the university
level has dropped.

Do you think promotion of the language is important and could you
recommand litterature made on it (abstract, authors, government
publications), etc..

Thank you very much.
Mrs. Francoise Harris
My e.mail address is
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Message 2: Fragmentary Language

Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 02:30:58 +0200
From: Josu Gomez <>
Subject: Fragmentary Language


I'm working on ancient languages; and I'm searching for a German term
I have read, meaning "fragmentary language", a tongue we have only
fragments from.

I think that such a word exists, but I haven't been able to find it;
if you can help me, send me a mess to and I'll post
the relevant information I get.

Thank you very much!!

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