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Amanda Dalola

Assistant Professor (Languages/French)
University of South Carolina

Office: Humanities Office Building 619
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Educational history

Ph.D., French Linguistics, UT Austin, 2014
M.A., French Linguistics, Penn State University, 2006
B.A., Linguistics and English, Cornell University, 2004

Research and Teaching Interests

AOS: Phonetics, Sociophonetics, Theoretical Phonology, Lab Phonology, Historical Romance, Applied Linguistics

AOC: Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Tweetmining, Scandinavian Languages

Amanda’s 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.

She teaches courses in all aspects of French Linguistics, as well as Theoretical Phonology, Articulatory & Acoustic Phonetics, Sociophonetics and Quantitative Approaches to Linguistic Data. 

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

Selected Publications

Dalola, Amanda and Barbara E. Bullock. (2016). "On the acquisition of sociophonetic competence: Phrase-final vowel devoicing in native and advanced L2 speakers of French." Studies in Second Language Acquisition, pp. 1-31. 

Blyth, Carl and Amanda Dalola. (2016). "Translingualism as an Open Educational Language Practice: Raising Critical Language Awareness on Facebook." Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication, 19(1).  

Blattner, Géraldine, Amanda Dalola, and Lara Lomicka. (2016). "Mind Your Hashtags: A Sociopragmatic Study of Student Interpretations of Native French Speaker Tweets." In Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age, IGI Global, pp. 33-58. 

Dalola, Amanda. (2015). "The role of vowel type and preceding consonant on final vowel devoicing in Continental French." The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences: The University of Glasgow. 

Blattner, Géraldine, Amanda Dalola, and Lara Lomicka. (2015). "Twitter in foreign language classes: Initiating learners into contemporary language variation." In Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age, IGI Global, pp. 769-797. 

Blattner, Géraldine, Amanda Dalola, and Lara Lomicka. (2015). "Tweetsmarts: A pragmatic analysis of well-known native French speaker tweeters." In CALICO Monograph Book Series, Dixon, Ed and Michael Thomas (Eds.), pp. 228-251. 

Dalola, Amanda. (2015). “The Adaptation of /h/ in Old French Loanwords: A Tale of Love and ‘ate." In Romance Linguistics 2012: Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Vol. 7, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 133-144. 

Bullock, Barbara E., Amanda Dalola and Chip Gerfen. (2006). “Mapping the Patterns of Maintenance versus Merger in Bilingual Phonology: The Preservation of [a] vs. [A] in Frenchville French.” In New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics, Montreuil, Jean-Pierre Y. (ed.), 15–29.

Bullock, Barbara E., Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, Veronica Gonzalez Lopez and Amanda Dalola. (2006).  “Language dominance and performance outcomes in bilingual pronunciation.”  Proceedings of the 8th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2006): Banff.