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Carmen LeBlanc

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.A. (UQAM), M.A. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Ottawa)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2183
Email:carmen.leblanc@carleton.ca
Office:1624 Dunton Tower

Office Hours: TBD

Biography:

I joined the Department of French at Carleton  in July 2007 after completing graduate and post-graduate work at the University of Ottawa. In the course of my M.A. and Ph.D., I concentrated on variationist and historical sociolinguistics of French. I also completed a doctoral specialization in Canadian Studies. Before moving to Ottawa, I studied French and Education at the Université du Québec in Montréal, then, I taught French in Atlantic Canada and Northern Ontario. I am of Acadian descent, originally from the eastern part of the province of Québec, where my family still resides.

Research Interests

  • Current varieties of French in North America.
  • Morphosyntactic variation and grammaticalization in relation to language change.
  • Demographic and social distribution of linguistic forms in vernacular speech.
  • Historical origins and development of non-standard varieties.
  • Relationship between linguistic norms and community identity.
  • Dialect contact.

2019-20 Courses

  • FREN 2401
  • FREN 3413W
  • FREN 4415F

Recent Publications
(since 2009)

Books:

Du conditionnel dans les propositions en si: Étude de la variation morphosyntaxique dans le français de la capitale nationale du Canada. Sarrebruck, Éditions universitaires européennes, 2011, 100 p.

Vues sur le français d’ici. C.L. LeBlanc, F. Martineau and Y. Frenette (eds.), Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010, 285 p.

Articles:

Les emprunts lexicaux en madelinot, vestiges d’une époque révolue. Les français d’ici : des discours et des usages. S. Hallion, S. Najac & N. Rosen (eds), 2019 Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval.

Dialect Contact and the Acadian French Subjunctive (with R. King and R. Grimm). Journal of Linguistic Geography, 2018, Volume 6 no1.

The Future’s Path in Three Acadian French Varieties (with R. King and P. Comeau). University of Pennsylvania Papers in Linguistics : Proceedings of New Ways of Analysing Variation 44. H. Jeoung (ed), 2016, Volume 22(2), Art. 4.

Review of Liliane Rodriguez and André Lapierre (Eds.). 2013. D’est en ouest : la variation géolinguistique du français au Canada. Winnipeg : Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface, 368 p. in Canadian Journal of Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique 2015 vol. 60 no.1.

Les interrogatives totales en français Madelinot: continuité dans la filiation. Proceedings of Methods XIV: Papers from the Fourteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, 2011. A. Barysevich, A. D’Arcy & D. Heap (eds), Bamberg Studies in Linguistics, New York, Peter Lang, 2013 : 90-101.

Coding compositional aspect in French. Aspect in Grammatical Variation. J.A. Walker (ed.), John Benjamins, 2010, 65-79.

Vues sur le français d’ici. C.L. LeBlanc, F. Martineau and Y. Frenette (eds.), Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010, 285 p.

Tracing a morphosyntactic change in Québec French: the non-standard conditional in si-clauses. Journal of French Language Studies (2010) 20(2) : 151-169.

Conditional morphology in si-clauses: A Canadian French reanalysis. Canadian Journal of Linguistics. 2009, 54(2) : 1001-1021.

ALLER parfois, PRÉSENT souvent: l’expression de l’habituel en français parlé. Le français d’ici : études linguistiques et sociolinguistiques sur la variation du français au Québec et en Ontario. F. Martineau, R. Mougeon, T. Nadasdi and M. Tremblay (eds.), Toronto, Éditions du GREF, coll. Theoria no 13, 2009 : 91-125.

Papers and Lectures
(since 2012)

Étude de la variation stylistique chez un individu. Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association/ Association linguistique des provinces de l’Atlantique (APLA), Dalhousie University, November 2018.

Dialect Levelling in Madelinot French. Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association/ Association linguistique des provinces de l’Atlantique (APLA), Cape Breton University, November 2017.

On dialect contact between vernaculars: Levelling and shift in North American French. Methods in Dialectology 16. National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan, August 2017.

A comparative study of subject-verb agreement in subject relative clauses in Acadian French: The interplay of internal and external factors (with R. King). Methods in Dialectology 16. National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan, August 2017.

The role of dialect contact in mood choice in Atlantic Canada Acadian French (with R. Grimm and R. King). Linguistic Society of America (LSA), University of Texas at Austin, January 2017.

Les emprunts à l’anglais, traces d’un passé d’engagés. Les français d’ici 6, Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, June 2016.

Verbal morphology meets dialect levelling and migration pattern in Madelinot French. International Sociolinguistics Symposium, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, June 2016.

Contact interdialectal et nivèlement morphologique en français madelinot.Association for French Language Studies, Queen’s University (UK), June 2016.

Dialect Contact in three varieties of Acadian French (with R. King and P. Comeau). Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association/ Association linguistique des provinces de l’Atlantique, Université de Moncton, November 2015.

The Future’s path in three Acadian French varieties (with R. King and P. Comeau). New Ways of Analysing Variation (NWAV 29), University of Toronto, October 2015.

« Là les Madelinots étiont tout après boire pis ça chantait » ou l’étude des désinences à la 3e personne du pluriel (with L. Briggs). Canadian Linguistic Association / Association canadienne de linguistique. University of Ottawa, May 2015.

The Sociolinguistic History of Acadian French (with R. King and P. Comeau). Methods in Dialectology 15. University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, August 2014.

Les interrogations partielles en madelinot. Les français d’ici 5, Université de Moncton, May 2014.

Fragments de l’histoire sociolinguistique des Acadiens (with R. King and P. Comeau). Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association/ Association linguistique des provinces de l’Atlantique, Université de Moncton, November 2013.

La forme verbale en madelinot. American Council for Quebec Studies. Sarasota, USA, November 2012.

The art of disruption: The periphrastic future in the verbal system of French. New Ways of Analysing Variation (NWAV41), Indiana University, October 2012.

Awards/Honours

  • Insight Grant (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Dialect Contact and the Sociolinguistic History of Acadian French (co-investigator) (2013-2017)
  •  FASS 2010 Research Awards for Junior Faculty
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Doctoral Fellowship (1999-2003).
  • Doctoral Excellence Scholarship Award University of Ottawa (1999-2003).
  • Strategic Areas of Development Scholarship Award, University of Ottawa (1999-2001)
  • Doctoral Admission Scholarship, University of Ottawa (1999)