L'émergence de moyens grammaticaux pour exprimer les relations temporelles en L2.

Abstract : This article focuses on the transition between lexical and grammatical expression of temporal relations, by discussing the results of recent research based on some of the ESF project, namely French and Dutch L2. Learner production reveals two acquisitional paths which are apparently very different : in Dutch L2 (Turkish and Moroccan Arabic learners) the emergence of a functional verb morphology leads to an intermediary stage where a combination of two free morphemes encodes separately tense and aspect oppositions ; in French L2 (Spanish-speaking learners), the first auxiliaries seem to have a temporal value, whereas some aspectual distinctions are expressed by the adverb of temporal contrast déjà.
We suggest that both acquisitional paths can be accounted for by a learner¬specific common tendency to deal separately with the complex values of verb inflection : the temporal and aspectual components would be encoded first in an analytic way — either by two free morphemes or by a verb form combined with a specialized lexical marker — before being packaged into one verbal form.
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Sandra Benazzo, M. Starren. L'émergence de moyens grammaticaux pour exprimer les relations temporelles en L2.. Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Etrangère, Association Encrages, 2007, 25, pp, 129-157. 〈http://journals.openedition.org/aile/2513〉. 〈halshs-00276347〉

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