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Joanne Burnett

Dr. Joanne Burnett



Joanne Burnett is Professor of French and Second Language Acquisition in the School of Social Science and Global Studies, as part of the World Languages unit at the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997. As a qualitative researcher, her articles and book chapters include the teaching of second language literatures, the integration of technology in second language classrooms, including online learning, and the Belgian pop singers Stromae, Angèle and Damso. She has published several translations on conservation and the environment in Madagascar and on the histories of colonial French Louisiana and has recently completed a translation project dealing with the archeology of colonial slave burials in Guadeloupe. She has coordinated summer study abroad in Paris and teaches all levels of French language and culture and second language education courses in the Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages program.

  • Second Language Acquisition (PHD) - Pennsylvania State University (1997)
  • Second Language Acquisition (MA) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986)
  • English Literature minor (BA) - Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1984)

French in the Americas, French and Francophone Film, French Popular Culture, The Life and Times of Marie Antoinette, Cultures of Francophone West Africa, Adolescent and Children's Francophone Literature, The Media of France, French Cuisine, Francophone Short Stories, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistic and Sociocultural Perspectives in Language, Teaching Second Languages

  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • French (Full Professional)
  • Spanish (Limited Working)
  • Dutch (Elementary)

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Areas of Expertise

Second language teaching, French cultural studies, Online learning