Carolyn Gascoigne Lally (Ph.D., Florida State University) is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska.
First Language Influences in Second Language Composition: The Effect of Pre-Writing
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2000 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 428–432, July 2000
How to Cite
Lally, C. G. (2000), First Language Influences in Second Language Composition: The Effect of Pre-Writing. Foreign Language Annals, 33: 428–432. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2000.tb00623.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
Abstract: Within these exciting and changing times for second language (L2) writing, a wealth of studies — from those examining the effects of composition time constraints to inquiries into computer-assisted writing software — have taken place. One area that begs further investigation is the role played by the native language during the brainstorming or idea-generation stages of the second language composing process. This study sought to compare the effects of English language (i.e., L1) brainstorming activities with similar activities conducted in French (i.e., the L2) in terms of their effects on the coherence of compositions drafted by intermediate-level college French students.