Faculty Profile

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Yulia Bosworth

Associate Professor of French Linguistics; Associate Professor of French Linguistics; Undergraduate Director

Linguistics Program; Romance Languages and Literatures


Yulia Bosworth specializes in North American French sociolinguistics and Quebec Studies, with a focus on the relationship between language and expressions of collective identity in Quebec. Her recent work, including “The bad French of Justin Trudeau: When language, ideology and politics collide”, has focused on the negative collective discourse on the quality of French spoken by high-profile politicians in Quebec. She has also published on gender-inclusive language use in contemporary France and Quebec.

Bosworth teaches courses in French language and linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, North American French) and advises students in the French language and linguistics track. She is the Faculty Director of Understanding Modern Quebec, a 5-week summer program for in partnership with Université Laval in Quebec City offered to students SUNY-wide.


  • BA, MA, University of Arkansas
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin