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Title: The acquisition of future temporality by L2 French learners
Author: Dalila Ayoun
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Institution: University of Arizona
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Morphology
Subject Language: English
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.


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

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