French in Contact Series: Two lectures by Dr. Mireille Tremblay and Dr. Raymond Mougeon
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Dauer Hall 215
1:55 pm – 3:50 pm
The France Florida Research Institute French in Contact Series-2018
Two lectures on French in Contact by Dr. Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal, Canada) and Dr. Raymond Mougeon (College Glendon, York University, Toronto, Canada)
1:55 pm (period 7) Dr. Mireille Tremblay: Marquer la conséquence à Montréal: que de changements en 40 ans!
Mireille Tremblay is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Translation at the University of Montréal. She specializes in Language Change Theory, Morphosyntactic Variation and History of the French Language. Her most recent research focusses on the new language practices of Montrealers and documents the changes in progress in the community. She has received numerous research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. Mireille Tremblay was a co-investigator in four Major Collaborative Research Initiatives, such as the project “Modelling Change: The Paths of French (2005-2010)”, as well as “French in North America: A shared heritage (2005-2010)”. Her current research project funded by SSHRC is entitled « Variation and Diglossia in Québec French: corpora, theories and modelling».
3:00 pm (period 8) Dr. Raymond Mougeon: Impact du contact linguistique sur les contraintes extra-linguistique de la variation : les connecteurs (ça) fait (que), so, alors et donc dans le français parlé à Welland (Ontario).
Raymond Mougeon is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of French Studies of Glendon College, York University. He earned a PhD in linguistics from McGill University. He received research grants from the Social Science and the Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Education. He has written extensively on topics such as the diachrony of variation in European French, variation in the spoken French of Franco-Ontarian students and immersion students and aspects of the ethno-linguistic vitality of Ontario’s francophone community. He is a co-investigator on the Major Collaborative Research Investigation Le français à la mesure d’un continent : un patrimoine en partage (Principal Investigator France Martineau).
The lectures are in French, free and open to the public.