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LINGUIST List 20.1855

Wed May 13 2009

Books: Lang Acquisition/Socioling: Regan, Howard, Lemée

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        1.    Elinor Robertson, The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context: Regan, Howard, Lemée

Message 1: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context: Regan, Howard, Lemée
Date: 12-May-2009
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context: Regan, Howard, Lemée
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Title: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad
Context
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847691569

Author: Vera Regan
Author: Martin Howard
Author: Isabelle Lemée
Hardback: ISBN: 1847691579 9781847691576 Pages: 184 Price: U.S. $ 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1847691579 9781847691576 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1847691560 9781847691569 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1847691560 9781847691569 Pages: 184 Price: U.S. $ 44.95
Abstract:

This volume explores the relationship between 'study abroad' and the
acquisition of 'sociolinguistic competence' - the ability to communicate in
socially appropriate ways. The volume looks at language development and use
during study abroad in France by examining patterns of variation in the
speech of advanced L2 speakers. Within a variationist paradigm,
fine-grained empirical analyses of speech illuminate choices the L2 speaker
makes in relation to their new identity, gender patterns, closeness or
distance maintained in the social context in which they find themselves.
Using both cross-sectional and longitudinal data, four variable features of
contemporary spoken French are analysed in a large population of advanced
Irish-English speakers of French. This close-up picture provides empirical
evidence by which to evaluate the wide-spread assumption that Study Abroad
is highly beneficial for second language learning.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Written In: English (eng )

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