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The role of corpora and e-lexicography in the Didactics of French phraseology


This paper analyses the role of corpus data and online dictionaries to teach French multi-word units to adult students of French as Foreign Language (Sinclair 1991 & 1998; Chi 2003 & 2011; Jantunen 2016; Prinsloo et al. 2017; Paquot in press). In L2 didactics it is important to stress the difficulties a learner can run into in both comprehension and translation of various multi-word units (Lewis 2000; Wray 2002; Granger & Meunier 2008; González Rey 2010). The frozenness and the figurative dimensions characterising them can be easily interpreted by native speakers (Wood 2006; Pawley & Syder 2000). However, L2 learners usually do not have direct access to phraseological units meaning (Cacciari & Tabossi 1988; Gibbs 1986) and memorizing them requires a preliminary work of morphosyntactic patterns recognition (Waara 2004; Cavalla & Labre 2009; Boers et al. 2010; Benigni et al. 2015). Faced with the plurality of approaches on didactics of phraseology, we took into consideration the hypothesis of proposing some didactical strategies in French language for adult students of French as Foreign Language. These didactic units are based on the integration of the cognitive approach (Lakoff & Johnson 1980, 1999; Langacker 1987; Fillmore et al. 1988; Croft 2001; Tomasello 2003), the motivation theory approach (Dobrovol'skij 1995, 1997, 2004; Dobrovol'skij & Piirainen 2005), and the analogy theory approach (Gentner 1983; Hofstadter 1995; Gentner et al. 2001). This kind of approach allows us to show how the conceptualization and the metacognitive strategies are stimulated in the comprehension and the translation of fixed expressions through corpora and e-dictionaries.
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Mariangela Albano. The role of corpora and e-lexicography in the Didactics of French phraseology. Asos Publisher. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography, 1 (1), Asos Publisher, pp.352-375, 2019, 978-605-7736-04-8. ⟨hal-03995924⟩
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