Acquisition and Teaching of L1 and L2/L3 French


This workshop will focus on the ways in which French is learned as a first or second language  by children as well as a second or third language by adults. It will also target research on challenges and innovations in the teaching of French to learners of all ages and profiles.

We hope to attract the widest possible array of research from the language sciences (formal and experimental linguistics, sociolinguistics, psychology, speech-language pathology, among others), applied linguistics, and education. Topics can include, but are not limited to, the acquisition of grammatical knowledge (lexis, morphosyntax, phonology, phonetics, semantics, phraseology) and other linguistic competences (sociolinguistic-conditioned variation, pragmatics, literacy); acquisitional phenomena (e.g., the role of input, cross-linguistic influence, developmental sequences, individual differences, simultaneous vs bilingual acquisition); innovative teaching methods; approaches to teaching non-traditional learners (e.g., multilinguals, individuals with learning problems); and assessment of learner competences. Preference will be given to empirical research presenting new data.

Individuals wishing to submit a paper proposal for this workshop should consult the conference Call for Papers for further details.