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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Academic Paper


Title: 'Investigating Lexical Proficiency Development Over Time – The case of Dutch-speaking learners of French in Brussels'
Author: BramBulté
Institution: 'Vrije University Brussels'
Author: AlexHousen
Institution: 'Vrije University Brussels'
Author: MichelPierrard
Institution: 'Vrije University Brussels'
Author: SiskaVan Daele
Institution: 'Vrije University Brussels'
Linguistic Field: 'Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Language Acquisition'
Subject Language: 'French'
Abstract: This article aims (a) to explore the operationalisation and definition of lexical L2 proficiency and related constructs with a view to identifying a set of measures that can adequately capture the dynamics of lexical L2 proficiency development over time, and (b) to shed more light on the development of lexical proficiency in French Foreign Language classes. After a discussion of theoretical, terminological and methodological issues in L2 vocabulary research, we present a longitudinal quantitative study of the lexical development of Dutch-speaking adolescents learning FFL in Dutch-medium schools in Brussels over a three-year period and compare these learners' lexical proficiency in French to native speaker benchmarks.

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This article appears in Journal of French Language Studies Vol. 18, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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