Michael BoermLecturer in French
Office: Draper 431
Office hours Spring 2013: MWF 2:15-3:30pm and TR 1:30-3:30pm
PhD, University of Texas at Austin (French Linguistics), 2008
Thesis entitled Pourquoi ‘Pas’: The Sociolinguistics Behind the Grammaticalization of the French Negative Particle
M.A., University of Texas at Austin (French Linguistics), 2002
B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio (French and German), 1999
- FIGSO Conference on French Language and Literature: "E Pluribus Unum: The Creation of Quebecois French"
- "Sociolinguistics and Grammaticalization in the History of French" (April 2008)
- "It’s a Conspiracy! The Replacement of ‘être’ by ‘avoir’ in Non-Standard Spoken French" (April 2007)
- "V2 in Old French: Germanic Syntax in a Romance Dialect?" (April 2005)
French and German languages, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, Indo-European linguistics, dialectology, French outside of France (esp. Québec), language change and evolution, Pidgin and Creole linguistics.
French (near native)
German (near native)