Jane S. Smith, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of French

Jane Smith on Ile de Batz201 Little Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5742
Ph: 207-581-2075
Fax: 207-581-1832
jsmith@maine.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Romance Languages, University of Washington 1994
  • M.A. in French Literature, George Washington University 1980
  • B.A. in French, State University of New York College at Oswego 1977

Research Areas

  • North – American French, French Morphosyntax, Discourse Analysis and Information Structure in French
  • Language Policy
  • 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 (2010-2016) (2017-)
  • Elementary and intermediate French program coordinator
  • Organizer, Maine State Summer Institute for Teachers of French and Spanish
  • Integrating technology into the language classroom (FRE 201, 202, 442, 542 developed for online delivery)
  • 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 117:  Accelerated Elementary French
  • FRE 218:  Accelerated Intermediate French
  • FRE 320:  French Pronunciation
  • 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
  • ELL 485/585: Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition