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Purdue University

2015

Linguistics

Foreign Language Education

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The Effect Of Cultural Competence On The Acquisition Of French T/V Pronouns, Stacey C. Latimer Apr 2015

The Effect Of Cultural Competence On The Acquisition Of French T/V Pronouns, Stacey C. Latimer

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The appropriate use of Tu/Vous French pronouns in everyday situations proves to be an ongoing challenge not only for native speakers but also for learners of the language. The complexity of the use of these pronouns goes beyond grammatical conjugation as it necessitates a consideration of the sociolinguistic and pragmatic situation with which one is presented. As a result, students with less exposure to T/V pronoun usage in the French culture will consequently have more difficulty in understanding the proper use of these pronouns. ^ Although some studies have looked at students' use of T/V pronouns in online ...