lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
L'auto-reformulation corrective: une stratégie dans la production orale de FLE
Linnéuniversitet.
2013 (French)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this dissertation is to observe how Swedish learners of French monitor their speech output when confronted with a linguistic problem. The study is based on empirical data consisting of recorded interviews and tasks made with first year university students.

L1 speech production is often interrupted by hesitations revealed through a variety of phenomena ranging from silent pauses to comments. Most of these interruptions are caused by the action of a control system, a “monitor” which checks our speech internally while it is produced or after the production has reached the articulation level. Speech is checked against an internal model of lexical and grammatical correctness. If the demands of the monitor are not met, a reparation may take place so that the speaker’s production eventually reaches the expected level of correctness.

In the same way, the speech of L2 learners is controlled during and after production. The pattern of work of the monitor is much the same as for the L1, but the reparation is not necessarily conducted in a similar way because the learner’s internal grammar and lexicon are not complete and cannot be consulted as quickly as the L1 lexicon and grammar. L2 learners rely on a certain amount of acquired knowledge but they also need to be given time to refer to learned rules and patterns since the retrieval of these has not yet been made automatic.

In this study, we observe the speech production of Swedish students learning French during the first semester of their academic studies. The recasts students make when trying to reach a correct solution to a linguistic problem are in focus. We can see a step-by-step process through which the speakers elaborates their production by putting forward hypotheses, each one usually containing a small modification, and try to reach an acceptable solution. In some cases we can see that the speaker might choose to focus on the communicative aspects instead of focusing on the formal correctness of the speech. On the background of L1 and L2 acquisition theories, this study focuses on two areas of difficulty for the Swedish learner: the production of –ment adverbs and the production of conjugated verbs.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2013. , p. 181
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations ; 129/2013
Keywords [en]
FLE, sentence production, speech monitoring, self-correction, target language use, foreign language teaching
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Humanities, French linguistics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31659ISBN: 978-91-87427-21-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31659DiVA, id: diva2:690880
Public defence
2013-06-04, Homeros, Hus F, Växjö, 13:15 (French)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-02-25 Created: 2014-01-25 Last updated: 2014-02-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Authority records BETA

Albépart-Ottesen, Chantal

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Albépart-Ottesen, Chantal
Humanities

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 255 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf