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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

December 2, 2010


Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale, (Oregon and Goodwin) 5:30pm, Thursdays. All are welcome!


Professor Laurence Mall is invited by the Department of French and Francophone Studies at Macalester College to speak on "Louis Sébastien Mercier ou les Lumières au jour le jour" December 1, 2010.

Just Presented

Professor Zsuzsanna Fagyal gave a lecture, entitled "Corrélats phonétiques de rupture et d'appartenance à un groupe d'adolescents dans un quartier populaire de Paris" at the University of Cergy-Pontoise (France) on Friday, on November 19, 2010.

Her presentation was part of a lecture series centered around the theme "Construction d'une mythologie urbaine : les 'jeunes de banlieue'" organized by the "Pôle de Recherches LaSCoD (Langages, Société, Communication, Didactique) et situations de francophonie." The lecture and the ensuing discussion have been videoptaped and will be available for the public in a couple of weeks.

The presentation was based on Professor Fagyal's recent book (Accents de Banlieue, L'Harmattan, 2010) and an article co-authored with Christopher M. Stewart, now Assistant Professor of French Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington: "Prosodic style-shifting in preadolescent peer-group interactions in a working-class suburb of Paris" (In: Kern, F. & Selting, M. Ethnic styles in Europe, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, John Benjamins, to appear in 2011).

Just Published

Chris Carignan and Zsuzsanna Fagyal : "V-to-V assimilation in trisyllabic words in French: Evidence for gradience and locality" in Romance Linguistics 2009, Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 315, xiv, (2010), pp 25-43.

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