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ERIC Number: EJ1072088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
Engagement Portraits and (Socio)linguistic Performance: A Transversal and Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Learners
Mougeon, Fran├žoise; Rehner, Katherine
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v37 n3 p425-456 Sep 2015
This study considers, both transversally and longitudinally, advanced second language (L2) learners' profile portraits, how these correlate with their sociolinguistic and linguistic performance, and how changes in these portraits over time connect to changes in sociolinguistic performance. The results show a strong correlation between high degrees of learner engagement, as captured in the profile portraits, and the three measures of sociolinguistic and linguistic performance. The longitudinal data point to an increase over time both of levels of engagement and of use of informal sociolinguistic variants. By measuring the impact of learners' evolving engagement on their use of sociolinguistic variants as they progress to a more advanced level of proficiency in their L2, the present study shows that an index of engagement can usefully summarize the multiple effects captured by the learner profile portraits and can shed light on rates of use of certain forms.
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Language: English
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