Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Variants by French Immersion Students: The Case of Restrictive Expressions, and More

@inproceedings{Mougeon2001AcquisitionOS,
  title={Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Variants by French Immersion Students: The Case of Restrictive Expressions, and More},
  author={Raymond Mougeon and Katherine Rehner},
  year={2001}
}
This article investigates the learning of sociostylistic variation by students in French immersion programs in Ontario. It is primarily focused on their learning of the 4 expressions of restriction, ne . . . que, seulement, rien que, and juste, all meaning ‘only.’ Compared with Canadian Francophones, we found the students’ range of variants to be narrower. They used only 2 variants, seulement and juste. Also, the frequency of their use of these variants was affected by a number of… CONTINUE READING