Michaël Abecassis

Michaël Abecassis

Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in French

Teaching

I teach French language (discourse, essay writing, grammar and prose).

Research

My research interests include applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, grammar, French cinema and francophone culture.

Selected Publications

with Maribel Peñalver Vicea:  Rêve d’écriture et écriture du rêve. Entre carcéralités et libertés langagières, (Paris : Garnier, 2021)

with Marcelline Block, Gudrun Ledegen and Maribel Peñalver Vicea:  Le Grain de la voix dans le monde anglophone et francophone, 130 (Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang, 2019)

with Marcelline Block and Felicity Chaplin: An Anthology of Francophone Singers from A to Z: “Singin’ in French” (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018, new edition: 2022).

Confident French from A to Z: A Dictionary of Niceties and Pitfalls ((Dublin: Phaeton,  2018).

with Marcelline Block: French Cinema in Close-up: La vie d’un acteur pour moi (Dublin: Phaeton, 2015). Chosen by American Library Journal as one of the five best Arts reference books of 2015!

with Gudrun Ledegen: Les Voix des Français Volume 1: à travers l’histoire, l’école et la presse, Collection: Modern French Identities, 93 (Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang, 2010)

with Gudrun Ledegen: Les Voix des Français Volume 2: en parlant, en écrivant , Collection: Modern French Identities, volume 94 (Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang, 2010)

The Representation of Parisian Speech in the Cinema of the 1930s, Modern French Identities, 33 (Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang, 2005)

‘The use of tense and mood in the dialogues of 1930s French films’, Sintagma: Revista de Lingüística, 4 (2002), 39-55

‘L’origine des indicateurs de style dans les dictionnaires français’, La Banque de mots: Revue de terminologie française publiée par le Conseil International de la langue française, 64 (2002), 97-106

‘A social study of address patterns in the dialogues of 1930s French films’, Romanische Forschungen, 114, 3 (2002), 295-306

‘Frequency and Saliency in a corpus of 1930s French films’, Californian Linguistic Notes, Vol. XXVII, 2 (2002), 1-19

‘A diachronic analysis of non-standard vocabulary in the dialogues of 1930s French films’, Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand, 43 (2000), 21-37

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