Released on 2008Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in French Applied Linguistics

Studies in French Applied Linguistics

Author: Dalila Ayoun

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219824

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

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Studies in French Applied Linguistics invites the reader to adopt a broad perspective on applied linguistics, illustrating the fascinating multifaceted work researchers are conducted in so many various, inter-connected subfields. The five chapters of the first part are dedicated to the first and second language acquisition of French in various settings: First language acquisition by normal children from a generative perspective and by children with Specific Language Impairment; second language acquisition in Canadian immersion settings, from a neurolinguistic approach to phonology and natural language processing and CALL. The six chapters of the second part explore the contribution of French in various subfields of applied linguistics such as an anthropological approach to literacy issues in Guadeloupean Kréyòl, literacy issues in new technologies, phonological and lexical innovations in the banlieues, French in North Africa, language planning and policy in Quebec, as well as the emerging field of forensic linguistics from an historical perspective.
Released on 2007-01-11Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

French Applied Linguistics

French Applied Linguistics

Author: Dalila Ayoun

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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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.
Released on 2015-11-23Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The Acquisition of French in Multilingual Contexts

The Acquisition of French in Multilingual Contexts

Author: Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783094547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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This volume brings together new research from different theoretical paradigms addressing the acquisition of French. It focuses on the acquisition of French in combination with English, German, Russian or Spanish and enriches our understanding of the particularities of French and the role of language combinations in the acquisition process. The chapters examine the development of different grammatical aspects (word order phenomena, adjective placement, dislocation and cleft constructions, wh-questions, DP phenomena, argument omissions and constructions with particular word groups) and use various methodologies (such as elicitation tasks, longitudinal studies and parsing experiments) to further add to our understanding of how French is acquired in different contexts. This book will be a resource for researchers and graduate students working in the discipline of language acquisition, especially those who are interested in language contact phenomena where two typologically different languages are involved.
Released on 2010-07-30Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Social and Linguistic Change in European French

Social and Linguistic Change in European French

Author: N. Armstrong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230281714

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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An in depth examination of linguistic variation and change as a reflection of social convergence in the major French-speaking countries of Europe - France, Belgium and Switzerland. Considered in the context of linguistic levelling the book provides a detailed account of recent social and linguistic change in European French.
Released on 2012-09-10Categories Education

Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics

Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics

Author: Patricia Duff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136799266

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 397

Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language. Yet, even though increasing numbers of graduate students and scholars conduct research using case studies or mix quantitative and qualitative methods, there are no dedicated applied linguistics research methods texts that guide one through the case study process. This book fills that gap. The volume provides an overview of case study methodology and examples of published case studies in applied linguistics, without attempting to be a comprehensive survey of the innumerable case studies that exist. The case studies presented here involve teachers and learners of English and various other languages in North America and other parts of the world. Advice is also given about how to conduct and publish case studies. Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics is designed for students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as other scholars seeking to understand case study methods and their applications in research on language learners and language users in a variety of contexts. Applied linguists working in other subfields will find the volume useful in their own research and in their supervision and evaluation of others' case studies.
Released on 2013-03-22Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Design and Methodology in Studies on L2 Tense and Aspect

Research Design and Methodology in Studies on L2 Tense and Aspect

Author: M. Rafael Salaberry

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781934078167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 465

View: 203

Research Design and Methodology in Studies on Second Language Tense and Aspect provides an up-to-date review of past and current methodologies for the study of the L2 acquisition of tense and aspect. More specifically, the book addresses the following issues related to the design of studies for research in tense and aspect: Theoretical frameworks (e.g., Are research questions investigated within one theoretical approach incompatible with other approaches?) Elicitation procedures (Do different types of tasks elicit different types of tense-aspect data?) Coding of data (e.g. How are lexical categories defined and coded?) Data analysis (e.g., What statistical tests are more appropriate to analyze language data?) The volume provides new insights into the study of L2 tense-aspect by bringing together well renowned scholars with experience in the research design of research this area of the field.
Released on 2020-12-31Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition

Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition

Author: Bert Le Bruyn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108689403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Advances in Learner Corpus Research (LCR) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) have brought these two fast-moving fields significantly closer in recent years. This volume brings together contributions from internationally recognized experts in both LCR and SLA to provide an innovative, cross-collaborative examination of how both areas can provide rich insights for the other. Chapters present recent advances in LCR and illustrate in a clear and accessible style how these can be exploited for the study of a broad range of key topics in SLA, such as complexity, tense and aspect, cross-linguistic influence vs. universal processes, phraseology and variability. It concludes with two commentary chapters written by eminent scholars, one from the perspective of SLA, the other from the perspective of LCR, allowing researchers and students alike to reflect upon the mutually beneficial harmony between the two fields and link up LCR and SLA research and theory.
Released on 2017-07-05Categories Foreign Language Study

Language and Social Structure in Urban France

Language and Social Structure in Urban France

Author: David Hornsby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351560955

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

View: 308

The coming together of linguistics and sociology in the 1960's, most notably via the work of William Labov, marked a revolution in the study of language and provided a paradigm for the understanding of variation and change. Labovian quantitative methods have been employed successfully in North America, the UK, Scandinavia and New Zealand, but have had surprisingly little resonance in France, a country which poses many challenges to orthodox sociolinguistic thinking. Why, for example, does a nation with unexceptional scores on income distribution and social mobility show an exceptionally high degree of linguistic levelling, that is, the elimination of marked regional or local speech forms? And why does French appear to abound in 'hyperstyle' variables, which show greater variation on the stylistic than on the social dimension, in defiance of a well-established theory than such variables should not occur? This volume brings together leading variationist sociolinguists and sociologists from both sides of the Channel to ask: what makes France'exceptional'? In addressing this question, variationists have been forced to reassess the accepted interdisciplinary consensus, and to ask, as sociolinguistics has come of age, whether concepts and definitions have been transposed in a way which meaningfully preserves their original sense and, crucially, takes account of recent developments in sociology. Sociologists, for their part, have focused on the largely neglected area of language variation and its implications for social theory. Their findings therefore transcend the case study of a particularly enigmatic country to raise important theoretical questions for both disciplines.
Released on 2013-09-25Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

Author: Li Wei

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118348338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 595

In this complete survey of the theories, methods, and key findingswithin applied linguistics, students are introduced to coreresearch questions and the various approaches to tackling these. Provides a comprehensive introduction to this interdisciplinaryfield of research and practice, dealing with practical issues oflanguage and communication Takes a problem-solving approach, introducing students to keyresearch questions and guiding them through the various ways oftackling these Features additional study aids throughout, including chapteroutlines, learning objectives, key terms, research questions andanswers, study questions, and recommended further readings Enables students to identify every-day language andcommunication issues, and to draw on their own personalexperiences Edited by a leading figure in the field, heading up anexperienced and interdisciplinary team of contributors from therenowned department of applied linguistics at Birkbeck College,University of London – resulting in unique combination ofknowledge, skills, and strength from scholars who teach andresearch together
Released on 2010Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Author: Elma Blom

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 685

"Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research" provides students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible and practical information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. It includes contributions on first and child/adult second language learners, language-impaired children, and on the acquisition of both spoken and signed language. Part I discusses specific experimental methods, explaining the rationale behind each one, and providing an overview of potential participants, the procedure and data-analysis, as well as advantages and disadvantages and dos and don ts. Part II focuses on comparisons across groups, addressing the theoretical, applied and methodological issues involved in such comparative work. This book will not only be of use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also to any scholars wishing to learn more about a particular research method. It is suitable as a textbook in postgraduate programs in the fields of linguistics, education and psychology."
Released on 2009-05-07Categories Education

The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities

The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities

Author: Lourdes Ortega

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135227456

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 845

Researchers and educators routinely call for longitudinal research on language learning and teaching. The present volume explores the connection between longitudinal study and advanced language capacities, two under-researched areas, and proposes an agenda for future research. Five chapters probe theoretical and methodological reflections about the longitudinal study of advanced L2 capacities, followed by eight chapters that report on empirical longitudinal investigations spanning descriptive, quasi-experimental, qualitative, and quantitative longitudinal methodologies. In addition, the co-editors offer a detailed introduction to the volume and a coda chapter in which they explore what it would take to design systematic research programs for the longitudinal investigation of advanced L2 capacities. The scholars in this volume collectively make the argument that second language acquisition research will be the richer, theoretically and empirically, if a trajectory toward advancedness is part of its conceptualization right from the beginning and, in reverse, that advancedness is a particularly interesting acquisitional level at which to probe contemporary theories associated with the longitudinal study of language development. Acknowledging that advancedness is increasingly important in our multicultural societies and globalized world, the central question explored in the present collection is: How does learning over time evolve toward advanced capacities in a second language?
Released on 2013-01-01Categories Business & Economics

British Qualifications 2013

British Qualifications 2013

Author: Kogan Page Ltd

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749467449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 547

View: 237

Now in its 43rd edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers. It also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the structure of further and higher education in the UK. The book includes information on awards provided by over 350 professional institutions and accrediting bodies, details of academic universities and colleges and a full description of the current framework of academic and vocational educational. It is compiled and checked annually to ensure accuracy of information.