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The development of the passé composé in lower-intermediate learners of French as a second language

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In this study we tracked the development of the passé composé in second-language learners of French whose first language is English. Although the passé composé is a highly used tense among native speakers of French and it appears to present particular difficulty for first-language English speakers, its second-language development has been surprisingly under-researched. In order to trace developmental patterns of the the passé composé we obtained a corpus of obligato...

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10.1080/09571730801988454

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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies
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University of Reading
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
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Language Learning Journal Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-19
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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1753-2167
ISSN:
0957-1736
URN:
uuid:68920043-b68b-4015-9183-7fb542a7b6a7
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ora:4487
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English
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