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In this study oral production skills in each of the two target languages were measured in an individual 15 minute interview with a (near-)native speaker of French and English. The interviews were designed to elicit a variety of discourse types (personal conversation, narrative, descriptive, expository) that could be expected to contain a variety of linguistic structures. One of the elicitation procedures used is the Frog story, which is well-established in research on L1 and L2 acquisition (e.g. Berman & Slobin 1994). The interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed on computer in CHAT format (MacWhinney 1995).