LINGUIST List 13.842

Wed Mar 27 2002

Qs: French Ling Texts, L2/Instrumental Orientation

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  1. GBidoric, Textbooks
  2. AL.Maawali Sameera, L2 Students and Instrumental Orientation

Message 1: Textbooks

Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 10:07:46 -0000
From: GBidoric <>
Subject: Textbooks

Dear linguistlist members,

I am looking for French textbooks in general linguistics and morphosyntax. 
The courses I have to teach are aimed at undergraduate students.

a) Could anyone recommend textbooks in French for these two subjects ?
b) What other reading material (French or English) would you recommend 
to complement the textbooks ?

Thank you for your help.

G. Bidoric
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Message 2: L2 Students and Instrumental Orientation

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 05:47:24 -0800 (PST)
From: AL.Maawali Sameera <>
Subject: L2 Students and Instrumental Orientation

Dear Linguistlist, 

I am posing a question about instrumental motivation and its relatioship
with, during course performance, social/personal motivation , and
motivational intensity. I would like to get some advice on this
 I really need something about measuring instrumental orientation with
L2 students using certain tasks to tell if there is any relationship
between this kind of orientation and students' during-course
Thus my question is: what kind of tasks can be used for
this function? i have thought of keeping diaries , opening sentence to
direct towrds future planning and then check if students would write
something about instrumental orientations like : seeking a good job,
getting the degree, high marks ..etc. Dornyei, Schmidt, Gardner are
the ones i need to read for. I could not find Oxford. R. I am not sure
of the name of book but it is something like ' Pathway to the New
Century'. I need to get hold of Thayer's book or article about motivation
in classroom.

I really hope that you can help me.
thanks a lot.


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