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Faculty and Staff - Jane S. Smith, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of French

201 Little Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5742
Ph: 207-581-2075
Fax: 207-581-1832
jane.smith@umit.maine.edu

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. University of Washington
  • M.A. George Washington University
  • B.A. State University of New York College at Oswego

Research Areas:

  • North – American French, French Morphosyntax, Discourse Analysis and Information Structure in French
  • Language Policy

Current research focus:

  • Language Policy in the U.S. and India
  • A Sociolinguistic Investigation of Franco-American French, a collaborative project with researchers at the University at Albany funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Information Structure in Franco-American French

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Professional Activities and Interests:

  • Chair, Modern Languages and Classics
  • Elementary and intermediate French program coordinator
  • Organizer, Maine State Summer Institute for Teachers of French and Spanish
  • Integrating technology into the language classroom
  • Departmental technology ad hoc committee
  • President, Atlantic Provinces Linguistics Association/Association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques (2007-09)

Courses taught in French:

  • FRE 101: Elementary French I
  • FRE 102: Elementary French II
  • FRE 103: Elementary French I: Modules
  • FRE 104: Elementary French II: Modules
  • FRE 117:  Accelerated Elementary French
  • FRE 211: Intermediate French I: Modules
  • FRE 212: Intermediate French II: Modules
  • FRE 218:  Accelerated Intermediate French
  • FRE 350: Multidisciplinary Readings in French
  • FRE 310: Readings in Francophone Literature
  • FRE 315: Advanced French Conversation
  • FRE 397: Québec May Term
  • FRE 398: Western France (Immersion)
  • FRE 420: French Phonetics
  • FRE 442: North American French
  • FRE 500: History of the French Language
  • FRE 520: French linguistics
  • FRE 542: Seminar in North American French
  • FRE 598: Projects: Sociolinguistics
  • FRE 598: Projects: Contemporary French Culture

Courses taught in English:

  • INT 410: Introduction to the Study of Linguistics
  • MLC 466/MLC 566: The Teaching of Modern Languages
  • ELL 470/ELL 570: Methods in Teaching ESL
 


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