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ERIC Number: ED467164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 19
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La variation synchronique et diachronique de la syntaxe de la negation du francais chez des adultes en milieu guide (Synchronic and Diachronic Variation in the Syntax of French Negation in Adults in a Guided Environment).
Royer, Corinne
Travaux Neuchatelois de Linguistique (Tranel), n34-35 p305-21 Mar-Oct 2001
This study hypothesizes that negation and finiteness are linked in the development of foreign language acquisition in comparable ways to their development in first language acquisition. By contrasting synchronic intrapersonal variability data with change occurring in the diachronic data about negation, this article shows how adult learners of French in a classroom environment switch from a nominal utterance organization governed by semantic-pragmatic strategies to a finite utterance organization constrained by syntactic rules. Specific to the context of the investigation, this phenomenon can be observed through the increasing rate of overt and covert repairs in spontaneous oral production, which are signs of metalinguistic consciousness emerging parallel to the process of grammaticlization. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: French
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