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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

October 11, 2011

Pause Café

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

Just Published

Armine Kotin Mortimer. For Love or for Money: Balzac's Rhetorical Realism. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 2011.

Christopher Carignan just published "Compensatory articulation in American English nasalized vowels" with Ryan Shosted, Chilin Shih, & Panying Rong. Journal of Phonetics 39: 4 (October 2011); 668-682.

Just Presented

Professor H. Adlai Murdoch presented to the Caribbean Philosophical Association meeting, Rutgers University, NJ, September 29-October 3, 2011:
"Diasporic Encounters: The Instantiation of London's Notting Hill Carnival." Also, "The Legacy of Edouard Glissant," as part of a special plenary session, "Remembering Glissant, 1928-2011."

Jean-Philippe Mathy, "'The Big Lie': 9/11 and the Reorientation of Intellectual Politics in France," International Conference on "Ten Years On: 9/11 in European Literature," Oxford University, September 15-16, 2011.

Invited Scholar

Susan Suleiman (Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University) will discuss her paper "Irène Némirovsky and the 'Jewish Question' in Interwar France." Tuesday, October 18 from 9 to 10:30am in the Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Language Building

French Forum

On Thursday, Nov. 3, from 3-4pm in FLB 2090B, Michael Foster will give a talk entitled "Assessing the Effectiveness of Incorporating NS Talk into Speaking Tasks" which he will also present at "Crossing Boundaries: 4th Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching," to be held at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Nov. 18-20 (for more information see here).

Upcoming Presentations

Stéphanie Gaillard and Jui Namjoshi will give the following presentation at the 2011 Second Language Research Forum (Oct. 13-16, Iowa State University): " 'Good-enough' use of word-order and prosodic cues to structural information in French".

Kate Coughlin will give the following presentation at the 2011 Second Language Research Forum (Oct. 13-16, Iowa State University): "The representation of verbal inflections in French".

Prof. Annie Tremblay and Kate Coughlin (together with Robert Reichle, Northern Illinois University) will give the following presentation at the 2011 Second Language Research Forum: "Sensitivity to short and long agreement dependencies varies as a function of proficiency and working memory capacity: An event-related potential study".

Other News

Prof. Annie Tremblay will be a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition (CNRS, Grenoble, France) from October 17 to November 30, 2011.

Editorial Note

Please contact Brian Hunt at bbhunt2@illinois.edu by noon Wednesday if you have news you would like mentioned in next week’s newsletter. Please ensure that submitted items are print ready.