Future Temporal Reference in L2 French Spoken in the Laurentian Region : Contrasting Naturalistic and Instructed Context

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Title
Future Temporal Reference in L2 French Spoken in the Laurentian Region : Contrasting Naturalistic and Instructed Context
Abstract
The authors focuses on L2 French spoken in two different Laurentian settings: L2 French spoken by Anglophones who have developed bilingual community practices in Montreal, where French is the majority language; and L2 French spoken by Anglophones who have learned French in a formal context in Ontario, where French is a minority language. The authors found that the results highlight the same repertoire of variants for both groups. The analysis shows a clear preference for periphrastic future coupled with limited use of the inflectional future. Although futurate present is the third variant used by Anglo-Montrealers, it comes in second place for L2 speakers in Ontario. The authors analytical results reveal the differential effect of various linguistic factors, such as polarity, temporal distance, and adverbial presence. Their analysis also sheds light on the role of social environment in the variability displayed, and on the effect of intense contact on the use of the inflectional future.
Publication
The Canadian Modern Language Review/La revue canadienne des langues vivantes
Volume
Vol. 76
Issue
no. 1
Pages
70-90
Date
February 2020
Language
en
Citation
Blondeau, Hélène, and Isabelle Lemée. “Future Temporal Reference in L2 French Spoken in the Laurentian Region : Contrasting Naturalistic and Instructed Context.” The Canadian Modern Language Review/La revue canadienne des langues vivantes Vol. 76, no. 1 (February 2020): 70–90.
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