Brief Biography

Brief biography

Douglas C. Walker. BA, MA (Alberta, 1968), MA, CPhil, PhD (University of California at San Diego, 1971). Taught at University of California at Irvine and University of Ottawa, 1971-89. At Ottawa, Chair, Department of Linguistics, 1975-81; Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts, 1981-89. Appointed to University of Calgary in 1989 as Head (from 1989-1998) of Department of French, Italian and Spanish, with joint appointment in Linguistics. Associate Dean (Development and Research), Faculty of Humanities, 2002-2005. Associate Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary, 2005-2008. Recent teaching includes Phonologie française, La langue française au Canada, Histoire de la langue française, Le français dans le monde, Introduction to the Romance Languages, Phonetics, and Sociolinguistics. Research interests in French and Romance linguistics, particularly Old French, Modern French, Canadian French phonology and morphology. Author of An Introduction to Old French Morphophonology, Dictionnaire inverse de l'ancien français, The Pronunciation of Canadian French, French Sound Structure, some 50 articles and 60 reviews. Review Editor of Canadian Journal of Linguistics 1986-92. President, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1994-96. Fellow of the Humanities Institute, University of California (1972) and Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France; 1979, 1985, 1995). Grants from ACLS (1972), CFH/ASPP (1980, 1981), SSHRCC (1973, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1989, 2007), CFI (2000). Member of Canadian Linguistic Association, Association for French Language Studies, Societas Linguistica Europaea and The Philological Society.

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