Linguistique

Claire FOREL

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Prof. Claire FOREL

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Claire Forel was born of a Swiss father and a British mother. She was brought up and educated in Switzerland but spent two academic years abroad : one as an undergraduate student at St Andrews University, Scotland, where she read English Literature and General Linguistics (with Prof. Mulder). She also went to Rome to study General Linguistics at the Università degli Studi with Prof. de Mauro.

After a five year assistantship in General Linguistics with Prof. Prieto at the University of Geneva, Claire started her career in the Genevese secondary school system as a teacher of English as a foreign language. Along with teaching teen-agers, she also worked as a teacher trainer for teachers of English for eleven years. At the same time, she also pursued her interest in linguistics by teaching English Linguistics first-year seminars. She has been teaching part time for the English Department for the last nineteen years.

Claire Forel wrote her Ph. D dissertation on Charles Bally who took over the chair in General Linguistics after F. de Saussure’s death. Her main academic interests lie in General Linguistics and she tries to bring together her experience as both a language teacher and a linguist in exploring how learning a foreign language can be an opportunity to learn what language is and how it works.

Publications

Linguistics and Women Studies / Linguistique et études femmes

(with G. Collura) "Entre le code et l'usage, les productions linguistiques féminines" in: Sprache im Kontext, (Akten des 12. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Pavia 1977), Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 1978, pp. 25-34.

(with Verena Aebischer): "Beiträge zum Thema Frauensprache aus der Schweiz und aus Frankreich" , OBST 8, 1979.

"Aspects of sex difference in language", OBST 8, 1979, pp. 113-120.

(co-editor with V. Aebischer): "Parlers masculins, parlers féminins", Delachaux et Niestlé, Lausanne, Paris 1983 (+"Introduction" pp. 7-20).

"Françaises, Français" in Aebischer & Forel: Parlers masculins, parlers féminins, Delachaux et Niestlé, Lausanne, Paris 1983, pp. 20-32.

"Postface" to the new edition of Parlers masculins, parlers féminins, Delachaux et Niestlé, Lausanne, Paris 1983, pp.209-214.

"Postface" to: P.Singy (editor): Les femmes et la langue; l'insécurité linguistique en question, Delachaux et Niestlé, Lausanne, Paris 1998, pp. 197-207.

Phonology / Phonologie

"Fonctions du langage et intonation" in : Perspektive: Textintern (Akten des 14. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Bochum 1979), Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 1980, pp. 3-9.

"La délimitation en rapport avec l'intonation" in: Sprache, Diskurs und Text (Akten des 17. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Bruxelles 1982), Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 1983, p. 3-9.

Phonetics and Phonology, Handout for First Year English Linguistics TP, ms, University of Geneva, 1992.

"Les consonnes syllabiques en anglais", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 45 (1991), Droz, Genève 1992, pp. 167-182

"Pour une relecture du chapitre ‘Phonologie et phonostylistique’ de N.S. Troubetzkoy", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 55 (2002), Droz, Genève 2002, pp. 7-18.

Saussurean Linguistics / Linguistique Saussurienne

"Les papiers Charles Bally", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 36 (1982), Droz, Genève 1983, pp. 43-47.

(with R. Amacker et A.-M. Fryba-Reber ): "Les Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure des origines à nos jours", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 50 (1997), Droz, Genève 1997, pp. 341-354.

"Une base de données pour servir à la connaissance des inédits de Charles Bally", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 54 (2001), Droz, Genève 2001, pp. 83-123.

"Sociologie et sociolinguistique dans les inédits de Charles Bally", PhD dissertation, to be published in Publications du Cercle Ferdinand de Saussure, Droz.

Language Teaching / Enseignement de langes

Collectif: Pick and Choose, comprendre l'anglais scientifique et technique, Département de l'Instruction Publique, Genève 1990.

Editing of Robert Godel: "La linguistique et l'enseignement des langues", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 48 (1994), Droz, Genève 1995, pp. 149-173.

"L'enseignement de la langue maternelle selon Charles Bally : une conférence inédite de 1932", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 48 (1994), Droz, Genève 1995, pp. 135-147.

"L'apprentissage d'une langue étrangère, occasion de découvrir quelques principes de linguistique générale" in: Les langues et leurs images, sous la direction de M. Matthey, IRDP, Neuchâtel 1997, pp. 231-235.

An English Language Teaching Handbook, ms, Etudes pédagogiques de l’enseignement secondaire genevois, 1997-8.

"De la didactique de la langue maternelle selon Ch. Bally à l’enseignement des langues étrangères", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 52 (1999), Droz, Genève 1999, pp. 285-293.

Editor of Charles Bally: "Les moyens d’expression dans la langue maternelle chez les enfants et chez les adolescents" Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 52 (1999), Droz, Genève 1999, pp. 295-307.


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