Comprendre des métaphores en langue étrangère : approche comparative et descriptive du traitement métaphorique en français L2 par des apprenants adultes avancés de norvégien L1

Abstract : Studies show that that metaphor processing in an L2 could be a challenge for adult non-native speakers notwithstanding the fact that they have already acquired a figurative competence in their L1. However, few studies focus on the subject and even fewer in French as an L2 despite its importance in achieving a high proficiency level. To date, our study is the first to bring together factors such as the cognitive costs of metaphor processing in an L2, working memory capacity, proficiency and the type of metaphor. Our study was conducted on advanced learners of Norwegian as an L1 and native speakers of French as an L1. The subjects performed a metaphor comprehension task with novel and familiar metaphors as well as tasks measuring working memory capacity. The results show that metaphor processing in French as an L2 is influenced by the learners proficiency levels and by the type of metaphor. More importantly, the results indicate that there are degrees of difficulty in metaphor processing depending on degree of familiarity. The study shows trends regarding the influence of working memory which provides some promising leads for future studies.
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Catrine Bang-Nilsen. Comprendre des métaphores en langue étrangère : approche comparative et descriptive du traitement métaphorique en français L2 par des apprenants adultes avancés de norvégien L1. Linguistique. Normandie Université, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018NORMC013⟩. ⟨tel-01947301⟩

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