Audrey Bonvin

Audrey Bonvin
Université de Fribourg · Multilingualism and Foreign Language Education

PhD candidate

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February 2017 - present
Université de Fribourg
Position
  • Research and teaching assistant
January 2015 - July 2017
Université de Fribourg
Position
  • Collaboratrice scientifique
January 2015 - January 2017
Institution de recherche et documentation pédagogique (IRDP)
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  • Research Assistant
Description
  • https://www.irdp.ch/institut/audrey-bonvin-1610.html
Education
August 2016 - December 2021
Université de Fribourg
Field of study
  • Linguistics

Publications

Publications (14)
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In bilingualism research, language dominance has been conceptualized and operationalized in different ways. In this paper, we discuss this notion and investigate to what extent language dominance is congruent with vocabulary knowledge in each language. First, we summarize definitions and operationalizations of language dominance. We show that compa...
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This paper compares short narrative and argumentative texts written by migrant Portuguese-speaking children in Switzerland to those written by Portuguese-speaking children living in Portugal as well as French-speaking and German-speaking children in Switzerland. This contribution focuses on human intuitive perception of the richness of vocabulary....
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We investigate how untrained readers perceive the lexical richness of short texts written by 8 to 10-year-olds in French, German and Portuguese. Seven untrained adults rated the lexical richness of a set of argumentative and narrative texts on Likert Scales while performing on a Think Aloud Protocol (TAP) task. Results show that raters consider oth...
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We investigated how well readers’ perceptions of the lexical richness of short texts can be predicted on the basis of automatically computable indices of the texts’ lexical properties. 3,060 French, German and Portuguese texts (between 9 and 284 words long) written by 8- to 10-year-olds were rated for their lexical richness by between 3 and 18 unin...
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In diesem Aufsatz diskutieren wir Resultate einer Längsschnittstudie zu literalen Kompetenzen von 8-bis 10-jährigen Grundschulschüler(innen) mit portugiesischem Migrationshintergrund. Der Fokus liegt auf der Entwicklung der Vielfalt des produzierten Wortschatzes sowie der durchschnittlichen Korpusfrequenz der Wörter in der Schulsprache (Deutsch ode...
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This article is about literacy competence (reading comprehension and lexical diversity) in Portuguese heritage speakers aged 8 to 10 in Switzerland, in other age matched multilingual as well as monolingual children in Switzerland.
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Dieser Beitrag befasst sich mit der Methode der Sprachvergleiche im Tertiärsprachenunterricht aus der subjektiven Perspektive von Fremdsprachenlehrpersonen. Anhand von Interviews mit Lehrkräften, die in der französischen Schweiz Englisch nach Deutsch als zweite Fremdsprache unterrichten, werden ihre Erfahrungen mit der Methode, ihre Haltung hinsich...
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This article aims to study narrative complexity in written texts produced by Spanish heritage speakers growing up in two linguistic regions of Switzerland. Texts produced in their heritage language by children living either in French- or German-speaking parts of Switzerland were analyzed and compared to texts written by Spanish speaking children gr...
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Schedel, Larissa & Bonvin, Audrey. (2017). Phase pilote English in Mind 11e : évaluation de la cinquième année d'expérimentation de l'enseignement de l'anglais (2015-2016) : résumé / avec la collab. de Lisa Singh. irdp FOCUS, 02.2017 (février), 4 p.
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Bonvin, Audrey. (2017). PRIMA II. Enseignement de l’allemand par immersion précoce dans le canton de Neuchâtel : évaluation de la 5e année scolaire (2015-2016) : résumé / avec la collaboration des membres de l’équipe de suivi scientifique. irdp FOCUS, 02.2017 (février), 4 p.
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Lexical development plays an important role in L2 acquisition/learning and has therefore been widely investigated, especially with regard to the lexical diversity of texts produced by L2 learners; as a result, several indices have been created to measure this feature. Nevertheless, L2 learner production, especially when children are concerned, is f...
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Dieser Beitrag thematisiert interne Differenzierungspraktiken, die von Englischlehrpersonen in der obligatorischen Schule in der Schweiz umgesetzt werden. Differenzierung wird hier als pädagogisches Konzept definiert mit dem Ziel, den Unterricht für die verschiedenen Bedürfnisse der SchülerInnen zu planen und umzusetzen, um jedem Schüler/jeder S...
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This paper reports results from a study on the acquisition of additive scope particles as a means to enhance discourse coherence by French learners of German as a second language. It addresses the questions of which additive devices intermediate and advanced learners produce; which possibilities of syntactic integration in relation to the added con...

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Is it possible to obtain an indice is between 0 and 1? I read that this indice should always be negative when calculated with Gramulator (Treffers-Daller 2013) but have 2% of positive scores in a data sample...
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I use Tree Tagger in R but search for another solution with less errors.
for languages: French, German, Portuguese

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Le projet "Anglais dès la 7e en Suisse romande" consiste à évaluer la qualité et l’utilisabilité des nouveaux moyens d'enseignement romands (More! et English in Mind), à documenter l'enseignement de l'anglais aux cycles 2 et 3 et à rendre compte du degré de satisfaction de toutes les personnes concernées. Il vise à mettre en évidence les besoins des enseignant-e-s durant la phase pilote, toujours en lien avec la didactique communicative et l'implémentation du PER, et à proposer des pistes pour l'amélioration des nouveaux moyens d'enseignement.
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This project aims to describe the development of productive writing skills in children with a Portuguese immigration background living in Switzerland (in the language of origin and in the language of instruction). It is based on data collected as part of the project Heritage language and school language: are literacy skills transferable? (HELASCOT) from the work programme 2011-2015 by the Research Centre on Multilingualism. The project will be divided into three stages: 1. Establishment of a corpus of written productions in Portuguese/German/French by pupils in HarmoS grades 5 and 6. 2. Adaptation of a tool for assessing the lexical scope for these productions. 3. Study of surface transfers in those productions and other sub-projects based on the corpus established. Purpose – Expected results The corpus established for this project will be made available to other researchers working on textual skills in migrant children. Focusing on the scope of the vocabulary is important as it allows to objectively describe the use of word-stock which is considered as significant as the fundamental component of language skills (see Long and Richards 2007, quoted in Treffers-Daller 2011). Analysing positive and negative surface transfers will be useful for researchers and teachers alike as it will enable to better understand the processes involved in migrant children’s language development. Moreover, pedagogical tips as to the teaching of vocabulary will be provided drawing on the distribution lists on word frequency based on the HLC corpus.