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    Variation, chaos et système en interlangue française

    Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2002) Variation, chaos et système en interlangue française. Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Étrangère 17 , pp. 143-167. ISSN 1778-7432.

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    The present study looks at the phenomenon of instability in the choice of pronouns of address (vous and tu) in non-native and native French. It is argued that Chaos and Complexity Theory can provide useful insights to describe the extremely complex interactions that determine the choice of pronouns of address. Its use is firstly determined by learners’ levels of grammatical competence and secondly by the amount of sociolinguistic knowledge learners have acquired. This knowledge is first explicit in nature and based in declarative memory. It is only after intensive use of the target language with native speakers that learners do develop implicit knowledge stored in implicit memory. This implicit knowledge consists of conceptual representations about the « appropriate » use of vouvoiement and tutoiement. As long as these conceptual representations are incomplete, sociolinguistic variation patterns of learner groups are scattered widely


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): compétence socio-pragmatique, tutoiement, systèmes dynamiques non-linéaires, mémoire procédurale/déclarative, interlangue française, mémoire implicite/ explicite
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2013 11:00
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:31


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