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Title: The acquisition of future temporality by L2 French learners
Author: Dalila Ayoun
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Homepage: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~ayoun
Institution: University of Arizona
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Morphology
Subject Language: English
French
Abstract: This cross-sectional study in the acquisition of future temporality by English-speaking L2 French learners presents a descriptive account of the major contrastive features of the expression in futurity in English and French before considering learnability implications. A personal narrative and a cloze task were administered to L2 French learners (n = 34) at three proficiency levels and French native speaker controls (n = 14). Analyses revealed task and proficiency effects, but all learners used a variety of morphological forms to express futurity in their personal narratives, and appear to be acquiring temporal and modal values associated with the future.

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This article appears IN Journal of French Language Studies Vol. 24, Issue 2.

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