Quebec Studies

Notes on Contributors

Quebec Studies (2016), 62, (1), 191–193.


Notes on Contributors Notes on Contributors Notes on Contributors Alexis Black is a doctoral candidate under the direction of Christine Jourdan at Concordia University in Montréal. Her current research is based in cognitive linguistics and focuses on how individuals use metaphors to mobilize past experience in order to create frames of perception and reaction for novel artifacts, practices, and concepts. She is an active member of the International Cognitive Linguistics Society and the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ), as well as editor-in-chief of the interdisciplinary graduate student journal, The Disestablishmentarian. Hélène Blondeau is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida. As a sociolinguist, her research interests encompass language variation and change, language contact, multilingualism, and bilingualism. She is particularly interested in examining how French interacts over time and space in the context of varying degree of intensity of contact with the other languages. Her research has focused on varieties of French in North America, mainly Montreal French. Her work is informed by large sociolinguistic corpora of data of authentic spoken French. Language attitudes and identity as factors that shape French-speaking communities have also been of importance in her work. Brian Coleman was born and grew up in Montreal, and his family before him lived for several generations in Quebec City. He read English literature at Loyola College Montreal, McGill University, and University College London. He also did library studies at the University of British Columbia. He retired in 1997 from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, where he mostly followed human rights in other countries. Both before and after retirement he taught English literature and language in Canada and overseas. His writings include studies in Canadian immigration history, in literature, and in the relations between the sciences and the humanities. Québec Studies, 62 doi:10.3828/qs.2016.23

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