Honors, Recognitions, and Outstanding Achievements

Fall 2018

Humanities Release Time, Research Board UIUC ($14,000)Project: Finishing research monograph titled ‘Cité Talk: Multicultural Urban Youth Speech Styles in Paris’

Fall 2010

Visiting Associate Professor, Research Center for Text and Francophonie, University of Cergy-Pontoise (France), by invitation

Fall 2006

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle (France), by invitation

Fall 2004

Humanities Release Time, Research Board UIUC ($9,000)
Project: Finishing research monograph titled “Accents de banlieues’ (published in 2010)


Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) Faculty Fellow
Project: “A sociolinguistic study of adolescent speech in suburban Paris”


William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Research Grant and Summer Fellowship, summer 2001


Dean’s Teaching Fellow, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students (F-Fall, SP-Spring)
FR 213 French Phonetics: F-2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2015; SP-2003, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018;
FR 207 Grammar and composition: SP-2006; SP-2020
FR 413 French Phonetics and Phonology: SP-2001, F-2003, 2009;
FR 414 Advanced grammar and composition: SP-2002, 2013;
FR 417 History of French: F-2013;
FR 416 Structure of the French Language: F-2005;
FR 529 Language Variation and Change SP-2002, F-2012;
FR 529 Intonation and Meaning: SP 2005;
FR 529/FR 559 Sociophonetics: F-2015;
FR 529/FR 559 Language Policy and Planning in the Francophone World: SP-2018;


Doctoral fellowship (thèse en co-tutelle), jointly awarded by the French and Hungarian governments


Young Francophone Writer, Prix du Jeune Ecrivain Francophone, Third Prize, awarded by Le Monde/La Découverte Publishing, France