Dr. Antoinette A. Barffour


Department

Modern and Classical Languages

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Modern and Classical Languages
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, Romance Languages, French/Applied Linguistics Track, the University of Alabama, 2016
  • MA, French Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington, 2012
  • MA, International Affairs and Administration, Missouri State University, 2010
  • Master Lettres: Sciences du Langage, Université de Strasbourg, 2008

Teaching

  • FRN 101/102 Elementary French
  • FRN 201/202 Intermediate French
  • FRN 311 French Conversation
  • FRN 316 French for the Professions (health, humanitarian response, diplomacy and business)
  • FRN 324 Introduction to Francophone linguistics (French phonetics)
  • IDS 297/397 Interdisciplinary Studies Course - International Culture and Study Abroad
  • FRN 414 Le français Vivant (French in Media)
  • FRN 495 Advanced Undergraduate French
  • FRN 510/610 Advanced Translation
  • FRN 524/624 Advanced Topics in Francophone Linguistics
  • FRN 590/690 Advanced French Grammar
  • MCL 724 Seminar in Linguistics for foreign languages
  • FRN 725 Seminar in Francophone Literature and Culture (Francophone Africa and Diaspora focus)

Professional experience

  • Assistant Professor of francophone Linguistics, Missouri State University, 2017-present
  • Lecturer of French, Washington University – St Louis, 2016-2017
  • Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant Mentor, Missouri State University, 2019-present
  • Faculty-Led Study Away (in Quebec) Program Director, Missouri State University, 2019-2020
  • Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society) Faculty Advisor, Missouri State University, 2017-present
  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University Bloomington, 2010-2012
  • Instructor of French and Study Away Public Relations’ Coordinator, Indiana University Honors Program for Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) – France, 2011-2012

Professional affiliations

  • American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)                                 
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Barffour, A., & Picone, M.D. (2019). Anglicisms in Written French Mass Media: Frequency, Nature and Impact on the French Lexicon. Southern Journal of Linguistics, 43 (1), 1-24.
  • Barffour, A. (2020). L’analyse Linguistique du lapsus: Les Aspects phonétiques et Phonologiques. Akofena: Revue Scientifique des Sciences du Langage, Lettres, Langues & Communication,002 (1), 381-398.
  • Barffour, A. (2020). Frequency and Nature of Anglicisms in Written French Advertisements: A Review of Ads in French Journals. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 7(1), 1-13.
  • Essien, H. & Barffour, A. (in press). Using Bilingual Thematic Dictionaries in African Language Pedagogy. The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages.
  • Barffour, A. (in press). English borrowings in French print media: attitudes and perceptions of native speakers of French from France. The International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.

Research and professional interests

  • Sociolinguistics and language contact
  • L2 French pedagogy
  • Applied linguistics
  • Language politics
  • African linguistics (Twi/Akan)

Awards and honors

  • Tournées Film Festival Grant, FACE Foundation, 2020
  • Assessment Grant, Missouri State University, 2020
  • MCL Proactive Advisor, Missouri State University, 2020
  • Master Advisor, Missouri State University, 2019
  • College of Arts and Letters Faculty Summer Fellowship, Missouri State University, 2018
  • Joffre and Zadie B. Whisenton Outstanding Black Graduate Student Award, University of Alabama, 2016