Renata has a B.A. in French (Wellesley College, 2002), an M.A. in French Language, Literature, and Civilization (Middlebury College, 2005), and an M.A. in French Linguistics (Indiana University, 2014). She is currently a PhD candidate in French Linguistics. Her dissertation explores diatopic variation in the realization of English loanwords in Quebec French, making use of sociolinguistic corpora from Montreal and Saguenay, while also providing a phonological analysis for the integration of the loanwords. Beyond Quebec, Renata’s research interests include all regional varieties of French, particularly those of North America, as well as the effects of language contact on the development of regional Frenches. When she is not working on her dissertation, Renata spends her time enjoying nature, whether working in the garden or hiking, or observing the flora and fauna of Bloomington, in particular her cat. She also enjoys cooking and eating and will never say no to a good meal.
Ph.D. Candidate, French Linguistics