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Michael Boerm

Michael Boerm

Lecturer in French
Faculty Sponsor of Pi Delta Phi 

One Bear Place #97392
Waco, TX 76798-7392
Office Phone: (254) 710-6179

Office: Draper 217
Office hours Spring 2014: MW 2:00-3:30pm and TR 10:30-12:30pm

Michael_Boerm@baylor.edu

EDUCATION:
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

PUBLICATIONS:
Boerm, Michael and Robert V. Reichle. 2012. Julius Caesar is My Teaching Assistant: Exploiting Cultural Assumptions for Pedagogical Advantage. In: Texas Foreign Language Association Journal 59. Vol. 2. 37-39.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
- TFLA Conference, Austin, TX, October 12, 2012 "Strictly Speaking: Strategies for Teaching and Evaluating Oral Proficiency in French"
- TFLA Conference, Houston, TX, October 15, 2011 "Making the Change from High School to College Language Courses"  

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
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.

LANGUAGES:
English (native)
French (near native)
German (near native)
Spanish (intermediate)

COURSES TAUGHT:
French for Grad Students I, French for Grad Students II, Special Problems in French, Intermediate French for Business, Elementary French, Introduction to French Linguistics, Conversation and Composition in Paris, Intermediate French