I divide my research time between Linguistics and Literature, with a particular interest for the dialectical link that exists between them.
As a (socio)linguist, I am interested in the contact of languages, language politics, the analysis of stereotypes, as well as discourse analysis, with a tangential interest for the didactical implications of sociolinguistic situations (i.e. Second Language Teaching). As a semiotician of literature, my work questions certain aspects of literary theory, using the corpus of West African literatures dating from the Negritude movement to current writers.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Bourse d'Excellence) with the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie in 2001-2002.
Active/Associate member of the following research teams: CELFA, Centre d'Études Linguistiques et Littéraires Francophones et Africaines (Bordeaux, France); GRRAFEQ, Groupe de Recherche sur les Rapports Acadie, France et Québec (Moncton, NB); GRICC, Groupe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Cultures en Contact (Moncton, NB); and LACIS, Langues en Contact et Incidences Subjectives (Montpellier, France).
Visiting Professor at the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, where I teach graduate seminars for the ISEF (Institut Supérieur d'Études Francophones).