Faculty Profile

Lucile Duperron

Associate Professor of French (2000; 2002)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 111


Her research is in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). It focuses on the psycholinguistic factors involved in language learning, especially how input (the linguistic data that learners receive) shapes second language (L2) learners' evolving grammar. She is currently working on the role of input in the L2 acquisition of tense and aspect in the classroom and the study abroad environments.


  • B.A., Université
  • Lumière-Lyon, 1988
  • M.A., 1991
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • Ph.D., 2003

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

FREN 101 Elementary French
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.

FREN 201 Intermediate French
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

FREN 365 America through French Eyes
From the wonders of discovery travels to the antagonisms of our present time, French thinkers have projected their hopes and fears onto the American social and political experiment. French-American long-standing relations are thus characterized by mixed sentiments of admiration and rejection that fuel the French imagination. In this course, we will chronologically and thematically examine how French writers from different backgrounds and epochs have contributed to a collective vision of America that also reflects the issues of their time. Authors include Cartier, Chateaubriand, Tocqueville, de Beauvoir, and Baudrillard among others.