The interaction of polit ENGLeness systems in Korean learners of French

Darcy Sperlich, Jaiho Leem, Eui Jeen Ahn

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Abstract

This paper investigates how the French second person pronouns, tu and vous, are acquired by Korean learners of French. This is specifically approached from an interlanguage pragmatics research viewpoint, focusing upon the status of the learners' pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic knowledge (whether they are explicit or implicit). It is hypothesized that Korean learners of French will face difficulties acquiring vous, but not with tu due to the similarities between French and Korean second person pronoun use in requests, mediated by their implicit/explicit knowledge. Using a discourse completion task and an error correction task, the findings support the hypothesis, showing the interplay between language transfer and their second language developmental status. Moreover, this was detectible by using a combination of tasks which allows pinpointing of knowledge used. The implications for explicit/implicit knowledge status in relation to the use of pragmatic knowledge are discussed against the degree of control learners have over tu and vous.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2016
EditorsJong C. Park, Jin-Woo Chung
PublisherInstitute for the Study of Language and Information
Pages163-171
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9788968174285
StatePublished - 2016
Event30th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2016 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 28 Oct 201630 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 30th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2016

Conference

Conference30th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period28/10/1630/10/16

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