Assistant Professor, Department of French & Italian
Ph. D., UC Davis, 2018
Office: 410 Callaway North
Alexander Mendes (Ph.D., UC Davis, 2018) specializes in multilingualism in the context of the French Mediterranean. Professor Mendes is trained in qualitative applied sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, with interests in comparative Romance and Romance minority languages. He is, in addition, particularly interested in language awareness approaches to language learning/pedagogy as well as SLA in multilingual environments. His current book project is a linguistic ethnography on (im)migration, heritage languages, and multilingualism on Corsica, examining how the island is experiencing the consequences of “globalizing surges.” Professor Mendes is Core Faculty in Linguistics and Affiliate Faculty of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Hispanic Studies.
Courses taught in Linguistics
LING 311 French Phonetics (same as FREN 311)
LING 505 Problems in Foreign Language Teaching (same as FREN 505)