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Amanda Dalola

Title: Associate Professor of French & Linguistics
Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: J. Welsh Humanities Bldg, 619
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Linguistics Program
Professor Dalola

Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Amanda Dalola earned her BA in Linguistics and English from Cornell University, her MA in French Linguistics from Penn State and her PhD in French Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. During this time, she spent two years teaching in Strasbourg, France, served as the assistant to the UT Lyon study abroad program, moderated the Facebook page for Français Interactif and served as a developer for UT's French Online. 

Her research interests include phonetics, sociophonetics, lab phonology, applied linguistics and tweetmining. Her current research projects include the sociophonetic conditioning of French final vowel devoicing / fricative epithesis, the use of social media applications in the L2 classroom, the acquisition of definiteness among L2 speakers of French and the use of translanguaging as an open educational practice. 

Her teaching interests include all aspects of French Linguistics, particularly its phonetics, phonology and historical evolution, as well as French through music, current events, advertising and gastronomy. She also teaches courses in General Linguistics, namely Theoretical Phonology, Articulatory & Acoustic Phonetics, Sociophonetics and Quantitative Approaches to Linguistic Data. 

She also moderates Gamecoq French, a Facebook and Twitter page written from the point of view of the USC French program mascot, Gaspard le gamecoq. Follow campus-wide, local, national and international Francophone happenings via your favorite USC gamecoq today!

Learn about Delicious France, Dr. Dalola's integrative learning course on French gastronomy taught in the Maymester in Paris. 

Check out the live demos happening in LING 712: Articulatory & Acoustic Phonetics. 

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