Sylvie Dubois
Sylvie  Dubois 

Gabrielle Muir Professor in French Studies
Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies
PhD: Ph.D. in Linguistics. University Laval, QC: 1994
Phone: (225)578-6627
Office: 441A Hodges

Biography

 

Sylvie Dubois is Gabrielle Muir Professor in French Studies and Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU. She studies language use in everyday situations, focusing particularly on bilingual and minority language contexts in Louisiana.Professor Dubois has devoted her time and energy to community service and the promotion of French in Louisiana. Her research agendahas promoted the cultural and intellectual heritage of Louisiana. She has two on-going research projects: 1- Louisiana French religious correspondence during the XVII and XIX centuries; 2- creation and transcription of a New England corpus of French spoken in Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. Professor Dubois has received many grants from U.S. federal agencies as well as Canadian funding agencies. She has written three books, published more than fifty additional articles in highly-regarded collections and in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. Professor Dubois’s many contributions to the advancement of science have been recognized by a wide array of honors and the French Government acknowledged her prominence by naming her Chevalier des Palmes Academiques.

 

Area of Interest

 

Sociolinguistics, archival research, bilingualism, Cajun French and varieties of English spoken in the U.S., minority languages, linguistic policies

 

Selected Publications

 

Sylvie Dubois. 2010. Plaidoyer pour locuteurs restreints: une analyse sociolinguistique des innovations en francais cadien. In P. Blanchet and P. Martinez (eds.) Pratiques du plurilinguisme: Emergence et prise en compte en situation francophones. Collection actualites scientifique. Paris: Editions des archives contemporaines, p.107-114.

Sylvie Dubois et Carole Salmon. 2010. Le degré d’accommodation linguistique du français cadien de Louisiane. Faire vivre les identités: un parcours en Francophonie. Paris: Editions des archives contemporaines. p.25-39.

Carole Salmon et Sylvie Dubois. 2010. Etre franco-américain et être cadien: une identité culturelle ou linguistique? Dimensions du dialogisme 2 : Construction identitaire dans la communication interpersonnelle, Collection Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki, Finlande, p.329-378.

Michael Wrobleski, Thea Strand, and Sylvie Dubois. 2010. Mapping a dialect “mixtury”: Comparing vowel phonology of African American and white men in rural southern Louisiana (with ). In Yaeger-Dror Malcah and Eric Thomas (dirs) Variation in English among African-Americans. Publications of the American Dialect Society 94, p.1-15

Sylvie Dubois (eds). 2011. Une histoire épistolaire de la Louisiane. Collection les Voies du francais. Quebec: Presses de l’Université Laval.

Sylvie Dubois. forthcoming. Whither Cajun French: Language Persistence and Dialectal Upsurges. In Michael D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davis (eds.) Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. p.1327-1354

Sylvie Dubois. forthcoming.  Autant en emporte la langue: la saga louisianaise du français. In S. Mufwene & C. Vigouroux (eds.),Colonisation, globalisation et vitalité du français. Paris: Odile Jacob. p.198-231.

Sylvie Dubois and Barbara Horvath. forthcoming. The Persistence of Dialect Features. In Michael D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davis (eds.) Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. p.754-788.

 

Other

 

Courses:

FREN 7980, FREN 7982, FREN 7962, FREN 4065

 

Students:

Albert Camp: Ph.D. in French Linguistics (on-going)
Aaron Emmitte: Ph.D. in French Linguistics (on-going)
Marguerite Perkins: Ph.D. in French Linguistics (on-going)
Jarrette Allen: M.A. in French Linguistics (on-going)