uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Beyond advanced stages in high-level spoken L2 French
Show others and affiliations
2014 (English)In: Journal of French Language Studies, ISSN 0959-2695, E-ISSN 1474-0079, Vol. 24, no 2, 255-280 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is twofold: first, to find evidence for additional advanced stages in L2 French. The continuum of Bartning and Schlyter (2004) is taken as a point of departure. It is hypothesized that a number of linguistic criteria will account for high-level proficiency. It was earlier found that besides morpho-syntax, formulaic sequences and information structure are interesting phenomena for highly proficient learners (Bartning, Forsberg and Hancock, 2009). Three more measures are now added, i.e. perceived nativelikeness, lexical richness and fluency. The second aim of this study is to contribute to the debate on the possibility of nativelike attainment. The study shows that several measures are prone to characterise nativelike performance in highly proficient users among whom some attain nativelikeness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 24, no 2, 255-280 p.
National Category
Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-228976DOI: 10.1017/S0959269513000057ISI: 000337737200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-228976DiVA: diva2:735303
Available from: 2014-07-25 Created: 2014-07-24 Last updated: 2014-07-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindqvist, Christina
By organisation
Romance Languages
In the same journal
Journal of French Language Studies
Specific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 162 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link