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Title: The Advanced Learner Variety
Subtitle: The Case of French
Edited By: Emmanuelle Labeau
Florence Myles
Series Title: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics. Vol. 12

This volume originates from a workshop entitled 'Revisiting advanced
varieties in L2 learning' organized by the editors at Aston University
(Birmingham, UK) in June 2006. It consists of a peer-reviewed selection of
the best contributions.

Many different approaches have been used in the study of advanced learners
and their characteristics. Specific areas of language have repeatedly been
found to remain problematic even at advanced levels, and much empirical
research has been carried out. In particular, areas of grammar such as the
tense or agreement systems often pose difficulties, as well as lexical
idiosyncrasies such as formulaic sequences, and the discourse/pragmatic
constraints operating in French. This volume brings together recent
research exploring the advanced learner capabilities in each of those
domains, as well as possible explanations for the difficulties they raise
for the L2 learner of French. Additionally, one of the areas which has
received considerable attention in the French L2 literature on advanced
learners, tense and aspect, is also explored from the point of view of
French learners of English, to explore any parallels. In presenting this
research, the book clarifies the concept of the advanced learner: how does
s/he differ from native speakers and why?


Emmanuelle Labeau/Florence Myles: Introduction - Inge Bartning: The
Advanced Learner Variety: 10 years later - Alex Housen/Nancy Kemps/Michel
Pierrard: The Use of Verb Morphology of Advanced L2 Learners and Native
Speakers of French - Emmanuelle Labeau: An Imperfect Mastery: The
Acquisition of the Functions of Imparfait by Anglophone Learners - Martin
Howard: Short- versus Long-term Effects of Naturalistic Exposure on the
Advanced Instructed Learner's L2 Development: A Case-study - Monique
Monville-Burston/Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa: Aspects of the Interlanguage of
Advanced Greek-Speaking Cypriot Learners of French: Relative Clauses -
Malin Ågren: The Advanced L2 Writer of French: A Study of Number Agreement
in Swedish Learners - Fanny Forsberg: Formulaic Sequences: A Distinctive
Feature at the Advanced/Very Advanced Levels of Second Language Acquisition
- Catherine Bolly: The Acquisition of Phraseological Units by Advanced
Learners of French as an L2: High Frequency Verbs and Learner Corpora -
Dominique Klingler: Syntactic Complexity and Discourse Complexity in
Japanese L1 and French L2: Three Case Studies - Henry Tyne: Style in L2:
The Icing on the Cake? - Pascale Leclercq: The Influence of L1 French on
Near-Native French Learners of English: The Case of Simultaneity -
Emmanuelle Labeau/Florence Myles: Conclusion.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039110728
Pages: 298
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