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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Jenna Nichols

MA French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Jenna Nichols

Contact

  • Office: HRH 4.110
  • Office Hours: M 12-1, Th 3:30-4:30
  • Campus Mail Code: B7600

Biography

As of Fall 2013, I am a third-year PhD student in French Linguistics and an Assistant Instructor for Beginning French. 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.  As an undergraduate, I furthered this interest through research on the language practices of Québécois snowbirds in Florida, resulting in a joint publication with my mentor at UF (see the Publications tab).  Complementing my coursework, my future research interests include 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.  Last spring, I also co-produced the annual UT undergrad French play, a production of Molière's Les Précieuses Ridicules.

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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