Valérie Saugera

Associate Professor

French and Francophone Studies


Ph.D. in French Linguistics, Indiana University, 2007

Research interests

Contact Linguistics, Lexical Borrowing, French Anglicisms, Etymology, Neology, Lexicography, Morphology, Language Pedagogy

My research so far has centered on contact linguistics, lexical borrowing, and etymology, with the publication of my first book, Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French (Oxford University Press, 2017). This book chronicles the current status of French Anglicisms, a heated topic in the history of the French language and a compelling example of the influence of global English in the creation of neologisms in other languages. My new project on Louchébem, the Parisian butchers’ jargon, has emerged from a fascination with the ‘secret’ (vs. global) language of smaller (vs. larger) communities.


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