Apprendre l'orthographe profonde du français langue étrangère

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French is characterized by major differences between phonology and orthography. Consequently, learning the deep orthography of written French is a challenge to both first (L1) and second (L2) language learners. This empirical study focuses on the production of silent number morphology in written French and illustrates that a group of L2 learners, exposed to limited amounts of spoken French in a typical L2 classroom in Sweden, outperform both L1 children and L2 children learning French through immersion. The aim of the study is to discuss the impact of learning context, age of onset and complexity of written number agreement on the learning of the deep orthography of French as a second language.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Specific Languages


  • Learning to write, Morphology, Orthography, Second-language acquisition
Translated title of the contributionLearning the deep orthography of French as a foreign language
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)95-108
Number of pages14
JournalRevue Francaise de Linguistique Appliquee
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 21
Publication categoryResearch