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A Longitudinal Study of Grammatical-Gender Marking in French as an Additional Language

Abstract : This investigation responds to the need for longitudinal data-driven research on additional-language acquisition by examining grammatical-gender marking among additional-language learners of French during a 21-month period, which included an academic year abroad (LANGSNAP corpus). The analysis of oral production consists of a generalized linear mixed model that examines a range of linguistic and extralinguistic factors shown to be important for gender marking in previous research, as well as a random effect for participant. Results show evidence of both change across time and consistency in the interlanguage. Drawing on variationism and usage-based approaches, we argue that longitudinal investigations that are focused on how learners use their additional language have much to offer our understanding of additional-language acquisition processes.
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Amanda Edmonds, Aarnes Gudmestad, Thomas Metzger. A Longitudinal Study of Grammatical-Gender Marking in French as an Additional Language. Applied Linguistics, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy E - Oxford Open Option D, 2020, 41 (5), pp.733 - 755. ⟨10.1093/applin/amz036⟩. ⟨hal-03135684⟩



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