Research

Faculty in SFU's Department of French are strong researchers with expertise in the areas of local and global Francophone affairs, French as a Second and official Language in a minority context, and multidisipilinary approaches to French language, French and Francophone literatures and cultures. To see details on these areas, as well as areas of research by faculty member, please see below. For specific selected publications by our faculty, visit Faculty Publications

Francophone World: from the local to the global; francophonie

  • Africa
  • France, Europe
  • North America

French as a Second and official Language in a Minority Context

  • Linguistic Structure of the French language
  • Language Teaching and Learning
  • Second Language Acquisition (French)
  • Language and Identity; French Varieties

Multidisciplinary approaches to French language, French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures

  • Medievalism, 17th Century French Literature, 20th Century French Literature, Contemporary French Literature; Culture, History and Politics in these periods
  • French and Francophone Sociolinguistics and Cultures
  • French and Francophone Cinema and Theatre
  • French and Francophone Political and Linguistic History
  • Francophone World Literature

Areas of Research by Faculty Member

Language

Linguistics

Literature