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Jenna Nichols

MA French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

2014-15 Walther Scholar
Jenna Nichols

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Biography

As of Fall 2014, I am a fourth-year PhD student in French Linguistics. I received my BA with majors in French and Linguistics from the University of Florida in 2011 and my MA in French Linguistics from UT in 2013. 

I became interested in North American French after completing a French immersion program in a small town in Québec in 2006.  My senior thesis on the language practices of Québécois snowbirds in Florida resulted in a joint publication with my mentor at UF. Since being at UT, my research has included work on the indexicality of voice quality, the perception of French vowel variation, and the phonology of schwa in the French spoken in Frenchville, Pennsylvania. For my dissertation, I intend to explore the phonetic outcomes of French-English codeswitching in Québec and other issues dealing with francophone bilingualism and contact in North America.

Outside of class, I enjoy exploring Austin, playing volleyball with the Austin Sports and Social Club, and expanding my vinyl collection.  

Interests

Sociolinguistics, phonetics, language contact, bilingualism, North American French

FR 601C • Beginning French

37135 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm PAR 101
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Beginning French. An intensive beginning course with an emphasis
on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six
lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may
be counted: French 601C, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be
counted: French 601C, 604, 507, 508K.

FR 601C • Beginning French

36930 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am MEZ 1.102
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Beginning French. An intensive beginning course with an emphasis
on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six
lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may
be counted: French 601C, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be
counted: French 601C, 604, 507, 508K.

Publications

Blondeau, H., & Nichols, J.  2012.  L’extrémité méridionale du français québécois en Amérique du Nord : pratiques langagières des Québécois en Floride du Sud.  Québec Studies, 53, 147-158.

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