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Complexity at the phrasal level in spoken L1 and very advanced L2 French
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
2015 (English)In: Language, Interaction and Acquisition, ISSN 1879-7865, E-ISSN 1879-7873, Vol. 6, no 2, 181-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines linguistic complexity in the noun phrase in spoken L1 and L2 French. Research on linguistic complexity in L2 has often concentrated on syntactic complexity, subordination in particular. In this study, we focus on syntactic complexity at the phrasal level, i.e. in the noun phrase, following the assumption put forward by Norris and Ortega (2009: 564) that internal NP complexity provides an important measure of very advanced learners. The present study examines pre- and post-modification in the noun phrase in the oral production of very advanced non-native speakers (NNS) and native speakers (NS) elicited through an on-line retelling of a clip from Modern Times. The results confirm our main hypothesis, that there are differences between NS and NNS: NS use more complex NPs, NPs with a higher mean number of words and more NPs with multiple modifiers.

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2015. Vol. 6, no 2, 181-201 p.
Keyword [en]
high level proficiency, linguistic/syntactic complexity, noun phrase, advanced L2 French, on-line spoken production
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Languages and Literature
Research subject
Bilingualism; French
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127388DOI: 10.1075/lia.6.2.01barOAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-127388DiVA: diva2:908675
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High-level Proficiency in Second Language Use
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M2005-459:1-RJ
Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-03-03 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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