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Nadine de Moras

Dr. Nadine de Moras

Division of Arts and Humanities
Department of Modern Languages
Office: BC 214
Email: ndemora@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519 432 8353 ext. 28277

Academic Background

  • B.A. (Licence L.E.A.) English major, minor in Russian. Paul Valéry University. Montpellier, France
  • M.A., French Studies (Applied Linguistics). University of Western Ontario
  • Ph.D., French Studies (Applied Linguistics). University of Western Ontario

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language teaching
  • Teaching second language pronunciation
  • Applied linguistics

Other Areas of Scholarly Research & Interest

  • Songs in the second language classroom
  • Second language teaching of written French (Composition Book)
  • First language acquisition
  • Bilingual acquisition

Teaching

  • French 2900
  • French 3900
  • French 3800A
  • French 4900A
  • French 4901B

Teaching Award nominee. Brescia University College 2013

Dean’s Honour Roll of Teaching. Brescia University College. 2009-2012

Teaching Award nominee. Brescia University College. 2008

Representative Publications

  • de Moras, N. (2013). A comparison of the role of frequency in the production of French liaisons by Francophones and Anglophones. In New Sounds 2013, The Concordia University Papers in Applied Linguistics (COPAL).
  • de Moras, N. (2013). The role of pronunciation instruction on the acquisition of liaisons by Anglophone speakers. In J.Levis & K.LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the Fourth Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference. Aug 2012 (pp.167-181). Ames. IA: Iowa State University.
  • de Moras, N. (2010). Guide d’écriture. La Composition de A à Z. (Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd., 2010). 296 pages
  • V. Prat, F. Poiré & N. de Moras, (2004). “De la salle de classe au laboratoire et vice versa: l’amélioration de la compréhension globale et fine grâce à la réutilisation du matériel audio visuel sur CAN-8”. “Distances. Vol. 6(2): 69-92.
  • G. Holmes & N. de Moras (1997). “A French Language Grammar Analyser: What Use for Anglophone Students?” In  FLEAT III: Foreign Language Education and Technology. Ed. P. Liddell. University of Victoria, pp.  91-106.

CONFERENCE  PRESENTATIONS

  • "A comparision of the role of frequency in the production of French Liaisons by Francophones and Anglophones." 7th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds 2013). Concordia University, Montreal - May 17-19 2013
  • "L'enseignement du genre en L2" (Teaching L2 gender of inanimate nouns). Conference en didactique des langues étrangères et secondes, nouvelles technologies et résultats d’apprentissage. Guelph University. February 2, 2013
  • “L'enseignement de la prononciation en L2 l’exemple de la liaison”. (Teaching L2 pronunciation, the example of the French Liaison). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Waterloo University-Wilfried Laurier University. Waterloo. May 30, 2012
  • “The role of frequency in the acquisition of L2 pronunciation: the example of the French liaison”. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) 4th annual Conference Simon Fraser University. Vancouver. August 24-25, 2012
  • “L'enseignement de la prononciation en L2 l’exemple de la liaison”. (Teaching L2 pronunciation, the example of the French Liaison). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Waterloo University-Wilfried Laurier University. Waterloo. May 30, 2012     
  • “L'enseignement de la prononciation en L2 l’exemple de la liaison”. Conférence en didactique des langues étrangères et secondes, nouvelles technologies et résultats d’apprentissage. Guelph University. February 11, 2012
  • “Enseignement du français oral: utilisation de chansons au niveau avancé”. (Teaching oral French using songs at the advanced level).Association des professeur.e.s de français des universités et collèges canadiens (APFUCC). Concordia University. Montreal. May 30, 2010
  • “Le français écrit des étudiants Anglophones de niveau intermédiaire”. (Written French of Anglophone students of intermediate level). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Concordia University. Montreal. June 2, 2010
  • “La production de liaisons obligatoires des anglophones de niveau intermédiaire”. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. University of Ottawa. May 28, 2009
  • “De la salle de classe au laboratoire et vice versa: l’amélioration de la compréhension globale et fine grâce à la réutilisation du matériel audio-visuel”. Multimedia, Internet et études françaises II. [with Dr. F. Poiré & V. Prat]. Simon Fraser University. March 6-8 2003
  • “L’hypothèse de l’âge critique et la prononciation d’une L2". Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. University of Toronto. May 26-29, 2002
  • “Controversy about the Critical Age Hypothesis” WEFLA Workshop on Foreign Language Teaching and Professional Communication. University of Holguin in Cuba. April 15-18, 2002
  • “Error Analysis of Anglophone Learners of French as a Second Language: Does teaching and repeating language help improve grammar?” [presented with Dr. G. Holmes] Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Sherbrooke University, QC. June 3-5, 2000
  • “Applied Sociolinguistics: Familiar French via Multimedia”. Third Canadian Conference on CALL Sainte-Anne University, Church Point, N.S. July 18-20, 1998
  • “An Analysis of Errors Made by Students of French and the Effects on Curriculum”. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics: Trends in Second Language Teaching and Learning. Carlton University, Ottawa, ON. May 20-23, 1998
  • “Temporal Variables of Speech”. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. With Dr. J. Tennant & J. Magierowicz. Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland. June 2-4, 1997