1 March 2011
(Maria) J. Myers
J. Myers (Doctorate in Psychology of Language, Communication and Pedagogical
de Strasbourg, France) gives courses at the B.Ed
level (French and English Second/Foreign Languages, Elementary to Advanced)
and at the graduate level (Language and Communication, Language Learning/
Teaching Research). Her research interests include language development and
assessment (with and without the latest
computer technologies) from curricular, cognitive and cultural perspectives; pragmalinguistics and sociopragmatics;
the grammar of pictures.
She also has experience as a classroom teacher (France and Canada) and chair of languages (Canada and Germany)
and has given graduate courses in Singapore,
Australia, Malaysia and VietNam.
She began her work in Linguistics at the University of Strasbourg,
a center of very active language research and language policy development
because of the proximity of the European Council and Parliament.
A Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship brought her to Canada where she conducted research for the
Languages Bureau and the University
of Ottawa. She
participated in the Vive Le Français textbook
series with Addison-Wesley from 1976-1985. She was a member of the National
Study of Core French Language Syllabus Team in Canada.
Before coming to Queen's in 1992 she was a Tenured Associate Professor in the
French Department at Dalhousie
CV updated 1 February 2013