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Title: Investigating Lexical Proficiency Development Over Time – The case of Dutch-speaking learners of French in Brussels
Author: Bram Bulté
Institution: Vrije University Brussels
Author: Alex Housen
Institution: Vrije University Brussels
Author: Michel Pierrard
Institution: Vrije University Brussels
Author: Siska Van 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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