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Dépt. Langues et Culture Internationale

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Biography - English...

Originally from the United States, I have been an assistant professor in the English program in the Department of Languages and International Culture at IMT Atlantique (formerly Télecom Bretagne) since March of 2009 and took over as head of the English section in 2012.

Before coming to IMT Atlantique, I taught French at Webster University , general and French linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and French at Boston University.

I completed my doctoral studies in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the United States, in 2009. My dissertation is entitled "The Clause Structure of the Shimaore Dialect of Comorian (Bantu)", and my adviser was Elabbas Benmamoun.

At IMT Atlantique, I teach general English to engineering students and Scientific English to Ph.D. students.  I also study the influence of the first foreign language on the second, and vice versa, and I am particularly interested in the interplay between the English and French of our Chinese students here at the school. More recent research has involved developing and testing methods for helping advanced learners of English to better understand a wider variety of native and non-native accents in English.


Additionally, I have been involved in the GLAT colloquia since my arrival at the school. I was part of the organizing committee for the  GLAT 2010 and GLAT 2012 colloquia, which were held at the University of Lisbon and the University of Genoa, in Italy, respectively. I also served as the head of the organizing committee for the 2014 GLAT colloquium, which took place at Télécom Bretagne in 2014, and am again in charge of the organizing committee for the 2018 GLAT colloquium, which will once again take place in Brest.

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