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Nadasdi, Terry; Vickerman, Alison – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
Our study examines the extent to which French immersion students use lax /?/ in the same linguistic context as native speakers of Canadian French. Our results show that the lax variant is vanishingly rare in the speech of immersion students and is used by only a small minority of individuals. This is interpreted as a limitation of French immersion…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Nadasdi, Terry – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2005
This article presents a variationist analysis of verbs meaning "reside" in Ontario French. Four lexical variants are examined: "demeurer," "habiter," "rester" and "vivre." Results reveal that "rester" is used most often by unrestricted speakers and least often by those whose use of French…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Verbs, Foreign Countries, French
Nadasdi, Terry – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Examines the variable presence/absence of third person plural marking on French verbs in the speech of French immersion students. Considers both linguistic and social factors that condition variation and compares results with those found for native speakers of French. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs