Special Issue "The Acquisition of French as a Second Language"
A special issue of Languages (ISSN 2226-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2020).
Article submissions are invited for a Special Issue of Languages on the theme of ‘The acquisition of French: First and Second Language Perspectives’. The Special Issue will address key areas in linguistic development, input issues, and the role of individual factors using diverse approaches and methods in the investigation of French L1/L2 acquisition. In the case of linguistic development, articles may focus on pronunciation, fluency, lexis, grammar, discourse, sociolinguistic competence and pragmatics, and target speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Additionally, studies that comparatively explore the L1–L2 and L2–L3 multilingual interface are also welcome. Articles may present empirical studies on learners at all stages of acquisition and in different learning contexts, such as naturalistic, instructed, immersion, and study abroad contexts. In the case of French L2 studies, research may focus on learners of a variety of source languages. Discussion articles are also welcome.
The Special Issue will offer a timely update on the acquisition of L1/L2 French in the context of contemporary theoretical issues, questions, and debates within L1/L2 acquisition. The Special Issue thus complements and builds on previous volumes on the acquisition of French such as Dewaele (2005), Labeau and Myles (2011), Lindqvist and Bardel (2012), Myles and Towell (2004), and Prévost (2009). Articles should be approximately 8000 words in length, while discussion articles may be shorter and follow the guidelines for presentation that are available on the journal website.
The tentative completion schedule is as follows:
-Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2020
-Notification of abstract acceptance: 1 May 2020
-Full manuscript deadline: 1 November 2020
Dewaele, J-M. (2005) Focus on French as a foreign language. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Labeau, E. and Myles, F. (2011) The advanced learner variety. The case of French. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
Lindqvist, C. and Bardel, C. (2012) The acquisition of French as a second language. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Myles, F. and Towell, R. (2004) The acquisition of French as a second language. Special issue of Journal of French Language Studies 14,3.
Prévost, P. (2009) The acquisition of French: The development of inflectional morphology and syntax, in L1 acquisition, bilingualism, and L2 acquisition. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Dr. Martin Howard
Manuscript Submission Information
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- L2 acquisition
- L1 acquisition
- linguistic development
- individual differences
- age factor
- sociolinguistic competence
- study abroad
- L1-L2 interface