Once upon a time, at the height of (Pierre) Trudeaumania, I fell in love with the French language and was determined to become bilingue. My journey brought me from Toronto to Montreal (where I did my PhD in phonetics and sociolinguistics) to France and back. When I returned to Ontario, I taught French language, linguistics, and translation on several campuses before becoming a full-time faculty member at St. Jerome’s University, in 2010. I love teaching. The process of language acquisition has always fascinated me, and continues to be the focus of my research. Recently, I have been investigating the potential value of self-assessment, and native-speaker assessments, in the teaching of French pronunciation. A second area of interest for me is translation, particularly the challenges literary translators face when working with dialects or sociolects in the source text. In addition to being a confirmed Francophile, I am an enthusiastic cinéphile who does her best to recruit students to come out to the Soirées ciné I have been organizing at St. Jerome’s University since 2006.
Department of Italian & French Studies
Acting Chair, Department of Italian and French Studies
Acting Chair, Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
PhD, Université de Montréal
MA, University of Toronto
BA Honours, Glendon College, York University