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Amanda Dalola

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Linguistics Program

Dr. Amanda Dalola has recently joined the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures as Assistant Professor of French and Linguistics. Originally from upstate New York, Amanda earned her BA in Linguistics and English from Cornell University, before pursuing an MA in French Linguistics from Penn State. She then spent two years living and teaching abroad in Strasbourg, France, before completing her PhD in French Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. During this time, she also served as the assistant to the Lyon study abroad program, the Facebook moderator for Français Interactif and a developer for French Online. 

Her research interests include phonetics, sociophonetics, lab phonology, applied linguistics and tweetmining. Her current research projects include an examination of final vowel devoicing among L1 and L2 speakers of Continental French, an investigation of how L2 French learners make sense of cross-cultural pragmatics in the environment of Twitter, and a project that examines the social, discursive and phonetic properties of ingressive “yes” words in speakers of French, Swedish and Norwegian.

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

She has recently launched 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, an integrative learning course on French gastronomy taught in the Maymester in Paris. 

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