Jeff Tennant

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University College, room 3126

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Ph.D. (Toronto)

Current Projects and Research

Jeff Tennant is an Associate Professor in the Department of French Studies at Western, specializing in phonetics and sociolinguistics. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research project entitled Language Contact and Prosodic Variation in Ontario French. He was Chief Negotiator for the UWOFA (University of Western Ontario Faculty Association) during three rounds of negotiations and currently serves as Chair of the OCUFA (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations) Collective Bargaining Committee. He has been awarded the title of Profesor Invitado by the University of Holguín, Cuba, the distinction of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Government of France, and the CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) Distinguished Service Award. He is currently Academic Convenor for the 2020 Congress of the under the theme "Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism".

Recent Publications

Tennant, J. (2018): Pierre Léon et la variation. In Galazzi, E. & Santone, L. (Eds.), Hommage à Pierre Léon: Au prisme de la voix. Toronto: Édition du GREF, 177–191.

Tennant, J. (2017). Ontario. In U. Reutner (Ed.), Manuel des francophonies situation sociolinguistique: aménagement linguistique et particularités du français. Manuals of Romance Linguistics. Berlin: De Gruyter, 334–354.

Tennant, J. (2016. Les anglophones. In S. Detey, I. Racine, Y. Kawaguchi & J. Eychenne (Eds.). La prononciation du français dans le monde: du natif à l’apprenant (pp. 97-102). Paris: Clé International.

Kaminskaïa, S., Tennant, J., & Russell, A. 2016. Prosodic rhythm in Ontario French. Journal of French Language Studies26: 183–208.

Tennant, J., & Poiré, F. 2016. French in Ontario: A speaker from Hearst. In S. Detey, J. Durand, B. Laks & C. Lyche (Eds.), Varieties of Spoken French: A Source Book, 290–299. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tennant, J. 2015. Canadian anglophone learners’ realization of French liaison. Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée102: 65–85.

Kaminskaia, S., J. Tennant and A. Russell. 2013. Approaches to analyzing prosodic rhythm in language contact: French in Ontario. In A. Barysevich, A. D’Arcy, & D. Heap, (Eds.), Proceedings of Methods XIV: Papers from the Fourteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, 2011, 3–14. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Tennant, J. 2013. Application de l’indice PVI à l’analyse du rythme en français ontarien : observations préliminaires. In G. Ledegen & J.-P. Watbled (Eds.), La variation du français dans les espaces créolophones et francophones, 203–216.

Poiré, F. & J. Tennant (2013): Adaptation à l’accent hexagonal par une actrice québécoise : le cas des voyelles. in Falkert, Anika (dir.), La perception des accents du français hors de France. Actes du colloque d'Avignon, 17-18 novembre 2011. Mons: Ed. du CIPA (coll. Parole), pp 129-149.

Tennant, J. 2012. Laurentian French phonology in a majority setting outside Québec: Observations from the PFC Hearst Ontario study. In R. Gess, C. Lyche & T. Meisenburg (Eds.), Phonological Variation in French: Illustrations from Three Continents, 313–339. Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Tennant, J. 2011. Rythme prosodique et contact des langues dans le français ontarien. In F. Martineau, & T. Nadasdi (Eds.), Le français en contact : hommages à Raymond Mougeon, 355–373. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval.