Dept. of French
Reversing the French gaze: four Vietnamese Francophone women writers from 1910s to 2000s—Marguerite Triaire, Trinh Thuc Oanh, Ly Thu Ho, and Linda Lê (2016-07-07)This dissertation shows how Marguerite Triaire, Trinh Thuc Oanh, Ly Thu Ho and Linda Lê, four women writers of French expression, counter the Orientalist stereotypes propagated in colonial literature and media, and ...
(2016-07-15)This dissertation addresses fundamental questions regarding the factors that facilitate and/or impede multi-generational mother tongue (L1) maintenance, with an emphasis on immigrant contexts by case-studying the Haitian ...
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 ...