Academic Background

 Education

  • Post doctoral study: Moscow State University, USSR, 1970-71 (Linguistics)
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1970, Linguistics
    • Dissertation:  A Semantic Analysis of Word Order in French
    • Linguistics Program, Stanford University, 1965-1966
    • Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, U.C.L.A., 1966
  • M.A., Stanford University, 1965, French Literature
    • Thesis: Le Thème de la responsabilité chez Saint Exupéry
  • B.A., Jackson College/Tufts University, 1964, French Literature, Magna cum laude
    • McGill University, Montréal, Ecole française d'été, Summer, 1962
    • Hamilton College Junior Year in France (Paris), 1962-1963
    • Certificat pratique de langue française, mention assez bien, 1962
    • Diplôme d'études françaises (2e degré), 1963

 Current Positions 

  • University of Arizona
    • Professor of French, English, Anthropology, Linguistics, and Language, Reading and Culture
    • Chair, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT)
    • Co-Director, Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
  • Roman Jakobson Intellectual Trust
    • Executive Director

 Previous Faculty Positions

  • University of Arizona
    • Professor of French, English, Anthropology and Linguistics, 2001-2004
    • Professor of French, English, and Linguistics, 2000-2001
  • Cornell University
    • Professor of Linguistics, Romance Studies, and Comparative Literature, 1988-2000
    • Professor of Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 1984-1988
    • Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University, 1982-1984
    • Associate Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University, 1976-1982
    • Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University, 1971-1976

 Previous Administrative Positions

  • Cornell University
    • Chair, Department of Modern Languages, 1995-1998
    • Director of Graduate Studies, Depts. of Romance Studies and Modern Languages and Linguistics, 1988-1992
    • Director, French Language Program, Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics, 1987-1994

Other Research and Teaching Positions

  • Visiting Professor, Université de Paris VII, Institut d'études anglophones, May 2002
  • Faculty Member, Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, at University of California at Santa  Barbara, 2001
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of French and Italian, University of Arizona, 1999-2000
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1998-99
  • Co-coordinator, Cornell-Cambridge Corpus of Spoken American English, with Cambridge University Press, 1998-2000 (jointly with James Lantolf, Hongyin Tao)
  • Coordinator, Corpus of Spoken French, 1998-2000 (spoken Parisian French, spoken French of American learners of French)
  • Faculty Member, Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, at Cornell University, 1997 (with Monique Monville-Burston)
  • Visiting Scholar, Summer Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, University of New Mexico, 1995
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for Cognitive Studies and Depts. of Linguistics and French, University of California, Berkeley, 1993-94
  • Faculty Member, Vilém Mathesius International Research and Teaching Center in Linguistics and Semiotics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 1993
  • Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1985
  • Associate Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 1985-86
  • Faculty Member, Second International Institute of Semiotic and Structuralist Studies, Vanderbilt University, Summer 1981
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Linguistics, Yale University, Spring, 1978
  • Faculty Member, Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, at the State University of New York at Oswego, 1976