The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context

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Drawing on cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of a range of sociolinguistic variables in L2 French, this volume explores the relationship between 'study abroad' and the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation patterns by the advanced second language learner. Within a variationist paradigm, the findings illuminate a number of issues in relation to the role of speaker identity, gender, and L2 exposure and contact.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847691569
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Series: Second Language Acquisition Series , #40
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Vera Regan is Professor of Sociolinguistics at University College Dublin.. Her research focuses on variationist sociolinguistic approaches to Second Language Acquisition. She is Associate Member of the Centre for Research on Language Contact (CRLC), York University, Canada. Chair, Research Committee of the Association of French Language Studies, former President of the European Second Language Association, former President of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, winner of the Prix du Qurbec, Senior Fellow of Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, holder of two Fulbright Research Fellowships, Chevalier des Palmes Acadmiques. Her current research is on migration and the Polish diaspora in France and Ireland.
Martin Howard is Lecturer in French at University College, Cork, Ireland. A former President of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), and Treasurer of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS). He is a former Government of Ireland Research Fellow and was a recipient of the Prix du Qugbec. His research focuses on Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, and Canadian Studies. He has published on (socio)linguistic variation in relation to both native speaker and learner French, as well as on the acquisition of temporality.
Isabelle Leme is Assistant Lecturer in the Department of French at St Patrick's College in Ireland. Her research focuses on Second Language Acquisition, as well as on Canadian Studies. She is currently the Secretary of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland. She is also on the Committee of the Association for French Language Studies and the Association of Applied French (AFA).
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