Dept. of French
Pedagogical artifacts in teacher-initiated response pursuits: a conversation analytic study of interaction in the French foreign language classroom (2015-08-28)Using Conversation Analysis (CA), this dissertation explores teachers' use of two pedagogical artifacts, specifically chalkboards and PowerPoint slides, in French foreign language classrooms. Based on a corpus of 29 hours ...
(2015-12-01)This dissertation proposes a new approach to conceptualizing the French city through a series of readings on twentieth- and twenty-first century literature, cinema and theory. This project uncovers liminal protagonists in ...
(2015-11-17)The present research examines whether adults who learn a second language (L2) mainly in a classroom setting can develop linguistic representations that are qualitatively similar to those of native speakers for linguistic ...
Voilà, an orientation shift marker in modern French discourse: a conversation analytic perspective (2015-07-08)Using Conversation analysis as a methodology, this study investigates the use and functions of the discourse marker voilà in French interaction. As my literature review will show (chapter 2), prior studies on voilà focused ...
(2015-07-14)This dissertation examines how the postmodern climate of the late eighties to nineties affords masculinity a new space to confront social and gender hierarchies while questioning dominant narratives and moving them to the ...