FAU
Department of French Studies
 

Geraldine BlattnerGéraldine Blattner

Associate Professor of French & Linguistics,
Director of the French Basic Language,
Coordinator of French, German, Italian, and Linguistics teaching assistants
PhD., Pennsylvania State University

Email: gblattne@fau.edu
Office phone:
561-297-2679

Areas of expertise: technology-enhanced foreign language teaching and learning sociolinguistic and pragmatic variation in French-language computer- mediated discourse
 
 
Dr. Géraldine Blattner is a Swiss native. She has obtained her PhD. (2007) in French and Applied Linguistics from the PennsylvaniaStateUniversity. She also holds a Masters degree in TESOL and in French literature from the University of Mississippi (2002). Her interests are new technologies as tools for communication and for language learning & teaching, electronic French discourse, sociolinguistics, SLAand psycholinguistics. At FAU she has been teaching a variety of undergraduate classes including, Culture et Société, Structure of modern French, French sociolinguistics, French phonetics and pronunciation, Introduction to linguistics. She also teaches different graduate seminars such as Sociolinguistics, History and Dialectology of French, Electronic Media and Foreign Language Education. In 2011 she received one of the eight awards for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching from FAU.

Her recent publications include:

Peer reviewed articles

Blattner, G., & Fiori, M. (2009). Facebook in the Language Classroom: Promises and Possibilities. Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (ITDL), 6(1) 17-28.

Blattner, G., & Fiori, M. (2011). Virtual social network communities: an investigation of language learners’development of socio-pragmatic awareness and multiliteracy skills. CALICO 29(1) 24-43.

Blattner, G. & Williams, L.F. (2011). L'emploi variable du ne dans le discours électronique synchrone : une étude variationniste en temps apparent, Langage et Société, 138.

Blattner, G. (2011). Linguistic perspectives on le langage de la banlieue. Transitions Journal, 7, 71-91.

Blattner, G., & Lomicka, L. (2012). Facebook: The Social Generation of Language Learners. Special issue of the Alsic (Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'information et de communication) journal “social media and language learning : (r)evolution ?” 15 (1). http://alsic.revues.org/2399

Blattner, G., & Lomicka, L. (2012). A sociolinguistic study of practices in different social forums in an intermediate French class. Instructional Technology and 
Distance Learning (ITDL), 9(9), 3-24. http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Sep_12/Sep_12.pdf

 

Book Chapters

Kinginger, C., & Blattner, G. (2008). Assessing the Development of Sociolinguistic Awareness in Study Abroad: Colloquial French. In L. Ortega & H. Byrnes (Eds.), The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kinginger, C., Blattner G., & Roulon, S. (2009). Tu ou vous, choix facilité lors de séjours linguistiques? Enquête sur la dimension méta pragmatique. In B. Peters, & N. Ramière (Eds.), Projet d'ouvrage collectif : Tu et vous. L'embarras du choix. Limoges: Lambert-Lucas.

Blattner, G., & Williams, L.F. (2009). Teaching and Learning Linguistic and Social Dimensions of French-Language Discussion Fora. In L. Abraham, & L. Williams (Eds.). Electronic Discourse in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. Series: Language Learning & Language Teaching.Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Blattner, G. (2011). Web 2.0 Technologies and foreign language teaching. In V. Wang (Ed.). Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training. Hershey, Pa: IGI Global. 

Technical reports published

Blattner, G. (2010). Facebook: a valuable tool to develop L2 socio-pragmatic awareness. Report for the Commission on Telematics and New Technologies. National Bulletin, American Association of Teachers of French. April 2010, Vol. 35, No. 4.


Book Reviews

Blattner, G. (2010). Review of Grammaire française by Ollivier, Jacqueline & Beaudoin, Martin. Modern Language Journal, 94(1).

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