Interruption in advanced learner French: issues of pragmatic discrimination

Guillot, Marie-Noëlle ORCID: (2009) Interruption in advanced learner French: issues of pragmatic discrimination. Languages in Contrast, 9 (1). pp. 98-123. ISSN 1569-9897

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This exploratory study focuses on interruption as a feature of conversational management in multi-participant talk in advanced L2 French, based on a comparison with L1 French and English. It has two overall objectives: to consider pragmatic adaptations in L2 French from the point of view of interactional pressures, and to assess cross-cultural differences in the management of talk from the standpoint of learners. It is thus at the interface between interlanguage and cross-cultural pragmatics research. The analysis highlights tensions between pragmatic and processing demands in the learner data, resulting in limited pragmatic discrimination, differential adaptations to native French practices and possible stereotyping.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:57
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 14:30
DOI: 10.1075/lic.9.1.06gui

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