Can L2 learners learn new ways to conceptualise events? Evidence from motion event construal among English-speaking learners of French

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Treffers-Daller, Jeanine; Tidball, Francoise;
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This study tests Slobin’s (1996) claim that L2 learners struggle with conceptual restructuring in L2 acquisition. We suggest that learners can find themselves in four different reconceptualisation scenarios: the TRANSFER, RESTRUCTURING, CREATIVE/HYBRID and CONVERGENCE S... View more
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