Research areas

Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures


Mushegh Asatryan

Assistant Professor:

Religious, cultural, and social history of the medieval Islamic Middle East

 

Rachel Friedman

Instructor:

Arabic language, Arabic literature, Islamic thought

 

Chinese


Wei Cai

Assistant Professor:

Chinese language pedagogy, second language acquisition, second language listening

 

Mung Ting Chung

Limited-term instructor:

Chinese language, Chinese literature and culture

 

E-mei Wang

Instructor:

Chinese language, second language acquisition, curriculum development

 

East Asian Studies


A.W. Barber

Associate Professor:

Buddhism, Eastern spirituality

 

French


Ozouf Sénamin Amedegnato

Associate Professor:

Second language teaching, sociolinguistics, linguistics-literature interface, Émile Benveniste

 

Marie-Andrée Bergeron

Assistant Professor:

Québec literature and culture, Québec intellectuals in the 1960s and 70s, feminism, post-colonialism

 

K. Sélom Gbanou

Professor:

French language, Francophone African literature, cinema and theatre, post-colonial studies, literary theory

 

Miao Li

Limited-term Instructor:

18th-Century France, Language Pedagogy

Jean-François Richer

Associate Professor:

French language, 19th-century French literature, Honoré de Balzac

 

Devika Vijayan

Assistant Professor:

French language, French 17th- and 18th-century travel literature, Jesuit writings on India and Canada

 

Anthony Wall

Professor:

18th-century France, Denis Diderot, literary theory and the philosophy of language, visual arts, dialogism (Mikhail Bakhtin)

 

German


Cornelia Burian

Senior Instructor:

German language, film, culture, and literature

 

Mary O’Brien

Professor:

German language, linguistics, and pedagogy

 

           

John Scott

Limited-term Instructor:

German language, language acquisition, second language phonology

Martin Wagner

Assistant Professor:

German language, literature, culture, and philosophy

 

Indigenous Languages


Darin Flynn

Associate Professor:

Indigenous languages, phonology, sociolinguistics

Elizabeth Ritter

Professor:

Syntax, syntax-semantics interface, Blackfoot, Hebrew 

Italian


Eleonora Buonocore

Instructor:

Italian language, Italian literature, culture and philosophy in the medieval and early modern periods

 

Francesca Cadel

Associate Professor:

Italian language and culture, 20th-century Italian poetry and cinema, Fascism and literature

 

Japanese


Yoko Kodama

Senior Instructor:

Japanese language, teacher-student interaction

Akiko Sharp

Senior Instructor:

Japanese language, second language acquisition

 

Ben Whaley

Assistant Professor:

Modern and contemporary Japanese literature and popular culture

 

X. Jie Yang

Professor:

Japanese language instruction, medieval literature

 

Linguistics


Angeliki Athanasopoulou

Assistant Professor:

Language Acquisition, Phonology, Phonetics

Darin Flynn

Associate Professor:

Indigenous languages, phonology, sociolinguistics

 

David Liebesman

Associate Professor:

Philosophy of language, metaphysics

 

Amanda Pounder

Associate Professor:

German, historical linguistics, morphology, semantics

 

Elizabeth Ritter

Professor:

Syntax, syntax-semantics interface, Blackfoot, Hebrew Dimitrios Skordos, Assistant Professor: Language acquisition, cognitive science, experimental semantics, pragmatics

 

Dimitrios Skordos

Assistant Professor:

Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science, Experimental Semantics, Pragmatics

Dennis Storoshenko

Assistant Professor:

Syntax, semantics, syntax-semantics interface, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, Tree Adjoining Grammar

 

Stephen Winters

Assistant Professor:

Phonetics, speech perception

 

Russian


Elena Bratishenko

Associate Professor:

Slavic historical linguistics, cognitive linguistics, analogy in language change

 

Mark Conliffe

Professor:

Russian language, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian  literature, culture

 

Olga Mladenova,

Professor:

Russian language, Slavic and Balkan languages and cultures, historical linguistics, ethnolinguistics, semantics, pragmatics, etymology

 

Spanish


Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios

Associate Professor:

Latin American cinemas, Latin American literature, Spanish American literature

 

Angela George

Assistant Professor:

Spanish language, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, Hispanic linguistics

 

Elizabeth Montes Garcés

Associate Professor:

Spanish language, Latin American literature and film, Latin American women writers

 

Fresia Sánchez

Undergraduate Advisor:

Spanish as a second language, colonial literature, cross-border narratives

 

Luis Torres

Professor:

Contemporary Spanish American Literature, Literary and cultural Theories, Latin American and Spanish Exiles’ Literature in Canada