Télicité, passé composé et types de discours dans l’acquisition du français langue étrangère
(Telicity, past tense and types of discourse in acquiring French as an foreign language)
1996, Vol. I-1, pp. 107-118
This article discusses a study of the acquisition of past tenses in French, more in particular that of the "passé composé" by a number of non-guided learners of French having Swedish as their native language. Results of the study show that, contrary to the "aspectual" thesis as put forward by Andersen, the passé composé is used rather rapidly and widely to refer to the past, with verbs of different semantic types.