Talks and Presentations

  1. [Rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19] “Dystopia now? Regional minority languages across two decades of institutional reform in France”, paper presented in the ‘Linguistic diversity in Europe and the dystopian world of endangerment’ panel,27th International Conference of Europeanists, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, virtually (via Zoom), June 25, 2021.

  2. [Rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19] “Cementing the boundaries of Frenchness: race/ethnicity and belonging in a non-color-blind French Republic”, organizer, inter-disciplinary panel with Dr.-s Cécile Traoré Evers, Jean Beaman, and Christina Horvath, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, virtually (via Zoom), June 21, 2021.

  3. “Observing the actuation of phonetic change through the evolution of multiethnic urban speech styles in the French media”, NWAV 48 sociolinguistics conference, Eugene, Oregon, October 12, 2019.

  4. “Sovereign nations, leading languages: contentions on working languages in European institutions”, with Victoria Bauer, 26th International Conference of Europeanists, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Madrid, Spain, June 20-22, 2019.

  5. « Le « jeunisme » dans la langue ou la chasse aux iconoclastes du Bon Usage dans les portraits médiatiques des innovations lexicales », 4e Congrès International du Réseau Francophone de Sociolinguistique, Université d’Ottawa, 13-16 juin, 2019.

  6. “Languages of innovation: national identities and the working languages of the European Unitary Patent System”, with Victoria Bauer, 18th Multidisciplinary Approaches to Language Policy & Planning, Toronto, August 23-25, 2018.

  7. “Not in the eye of the beholder: the ideology of the standard in regional and minority language repertoires in France” [Nem felfogás kérdése! Az irodalmi nyelv ideológiája a francia-ajkú többnyelvű kisebbségek nyelvi repertoárjában], paper presented in Hungarian at the 20th Hungarian Sociolinguistics Conference, Budapest, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2018.

  8. “French in New Diasporic Communities: Two case studies from the United States”, with Samira Hassa and Jessica A. Nicholas, 2nd International Conference in Sociolinguistics, Budapest, 6-8 September, 2018.

  9. “Soft assets: regional and minority language use in two francophone regions of Europe in light of the EU’s Strategic Goals on Multilingualism”, 24th International Conference of Europeanists, Glasgow, July 12, 2017.

  10. “Keeping it local: Age, gender, proficiency, and regional loyalty in the maintenance of Francoprovençal in Valle d’Aosta”, with Alessia Zulato and Joe Roy, NWAV 45 sociolinguistics conference, Vancouver, November 4, 2016.

  11. “Rebranding the minority experience: case studies of regional language planning in Europe”, Panel on ‘Regional Identities’, 23rd International Conference of Europeanists, Philadelphia, April 16, 2016.

  12. Multicultural Paris French”, with Eivind Torgersen (Sør-Trøndelag University College, Norway), Sociolinguistics of Globalization conference, Hong-Kong, June 3-6, 2015.

  13. “Intra- and Inter-dialectal differences in the perception of French nasal vowels in Quebec”, with Jessica Nicholas, Chris Carignan, and Ryan Shosted, 44th Annual Linguistic Symposium of the Romance Languages, London, Ontario (CA), Western University, May 2-4, 2014.

  14. “Glocalization and lexical borrowings in contemporary Metropolitan French”, NWAV 41 sociolinguistics conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 27, 2012.

  15. “’Leaders’ and ‘loners’: ‘who’ drives language change?, with Anna Maria Escobar, UIUC Linguistics Speaker Series, February 18, 2010.

  16. “Mapping Attitudes: The Role of Linguistic Experience and Ethnic Bias Towards “Parisian French””, together with Christopher Stewart and Peter Golato (UIUC), NWAV 36 Conference, Philadelphia, October 11-14, 2007.

  17. “Typologie rythmique et accent des banlieues: retour au locuteur”, AFLS (Association of French Language Studies) Conference, Bristol (UK), September 5-7, 2006.

  18. “Perception of non-standard prosodic features in French via resynthesis in PRAAT: preliminary findings,” with Christopher Stewart, graduate student in French, and Peter Golato (French), NWAVE 34 (New Ways of Analyzing Variation), New York City, October 20-23, 2005.

  19. “New Ways of Analyzing Intonation”, panel organized with E. Thomas (NC State), NWAVE 34 Conference, New York City, October 20-23, 2005.

  20. “Do ‘lion’ and ‘Lions!’ sound the same to you? Some claims and some data on gliding in French.”, together with Viviane Ruellot, Jessica Miller, Sharon Fellows, and Christopher Stewart, graduate students at the French Department, UIUC Linguistics Speaker Series, December 4, 2003. 

  21. BlacksBlancsBeurs: in search of an ethnolect in a working-class suburb of Paris”, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Annual Conference, UIUC April 4, 2003. 

  22. “From ‘dilation’ to coarticulation: is there vowel harmony in French”, UIUC Linguistics Speaker Series, November 7, 2002.

  23. “Acoustic aspects of vowel harmony in French: a preliminary study”. International Phonology Conference, Grenoble (France), June 2002, presented by Noël Nguyen.

  24. “On the prosodic conditioning of the [e] – [ɛ] merger in open-syllables in Parisian French”, together with Fallou Ngom and Samira Hassa, graduate students at the French Department, NWAVE 30 (New Ways of Analyzing Variation), Raleigh, North Carolina, October 11-13, 2001.

  25. “Prosodic boundaries and the syntax-phonology interface in utterance-medial parenthetials in French”, UIUC Linguistic Speaker Series, March 22, 2001.

  26. “Phonetics for Speaking Machines: The Mechanical Simulation of Human Speech according to Charles Sorel, Sieur de Souvigny (1602-1674)”, Linguistic Society of America Meeting, Washington D.C., Jan. 3-6, 2001.

  27. “Mid front vowels in word-final open syllables in Northern Metropolitan French: the role of style and grammatical category.” NWAVE 29 (New Ways of Analyzing Variation), Lansdale, Michigan, October 6-9, 2000.

  28. “Articulatory release and metrical structure: Intonation Phrase-final epenthesis in Parisian French”, Linguistic Society of America Meeting, Chicago, Jan. 6-9, 2000.