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Visiting Lecturer of French

Joshua Griffiths’ research seeks to address questions at the intersection of phonological variation, sociolinguistics, corpus phonology, and cognitive science. He is particularly interested in what ways and to what extent sociolinguistic variation interfaces with what has traditionally been described as “free” or phonological variation. He is particularly interested in how these phenomena manifest through the e-muet (i.e. Je suis vs J’suis) in Contemporary Metropolitan French.

Dr. Griffiths strives to develop classes in which students can focus on their development as authentic French speakers and better understand who they are through the acquisition of another language and exploration of other cultures. He is also interested in the use of large-scale linguistic corpora and their adaptation as authentic texts in the foreign language classroom.

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  • Education

    Ph.D. French (Concentration in Linguistics), The University of Texas at Austin

  • Contact

  • Address

    441 Meserve Hall
    360 Huntington Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Tuesday 1:00PM -- 2:00PM & Wednesday 2:00PM -- 3:00PM


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