Department of French Studies

Geraldine Blattner Géraldine Blattner

Associate Professor of French and Linguistics
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Director of the French Basic Language Program
Coordinator of French, German, Italian, and Linguistics Teaching Assistants

E-mail: 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 Ph.D. (2007) in French and Applied LInguistics from Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a master's 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 and teaching, electronic French discourse, sociolinguistics, SLA and 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, and 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 the following:

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 sociopragmatic awareness and multiliteracy skills. CALICO, 29(1) 24-43. http://bit.ly/1I2R5jN

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 las banlieue. Transitions Journal, 7, 71-91.

Blattner, G., & Lomicka, L. (2012). Facebook: The Social Generation of Language Learners. Social Media and Language Learning: (R)evolution? Special issue of the Alsic (Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'information et de communication) Journal, 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. http://amzn.to/1KgTzC3

Kinginger, C., Blattner, G., & Roulon, S. (2009). Tu ou vous, choix facilt é 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. http://bit.ly/1LoqhSf

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. http://bit.ly/1MgI7Wn

Technical Reports Published

Blattner, G. (2010). Facebook: a valuable tool to develop L2 socio-pragmatic awareness. Report for the Commission on Telematics Technologies. National Bulletin, American Association of Teachers of French, 35(4).

Book Reviews

Blattner, G. (2010). Review of Grammaire fran çaise by Ollivier, Jacqueline & Beaudoin, Martin. Modern Language Journal 94(1). http://www.jstor.org/stable/25612307

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