Some Reflections on Reference in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language Context

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  • Olympia Tsaknaki Department of French, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Grammatical and lexical cohesion are necessary conditions to guarantee a text’s coherence (Halliday and Hasan 1976). Grammatical cohesion is classified into four types of relation: reference, conjunction, substitution, and ellipsis. This study aims to investigate the use of the cohesive device of reference in written discourse produced by users/learners of French as a foreign language, to explore the kind of references they prefer and to highlight the difficulties they come across. Our study is based on a learner corpus composed of written productions of Greek-speaking users/learners of French who participated in National Foreign Language Exam System (??????? ????????????? ?????????????, ???). We used a sample of texts produced by candidates who participated in the examination willing to be certified at the levels B (Independent user) and C (Proficient user) of language proficiency according to the 6-level scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??(Council of Europe 2001).

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2022-09-12

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Tsaknaki, O. (2022). Some Reflections on Reference in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language Context. European Journal of Education, 5(2), 67–78. Retrieved from https://revistia.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/5954

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