Faculty Profile

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Yulia Bosworth

Associate Professor of French Linguistics

Linguistics Program


Yulia Bosworth earned her Ph.D. in French Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. She joined the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Binghamton University in 2012 as a visiting assistant professor and is currently associate professor of French and Linguistics and director of Undergraduate Studies. 

She specializes in sociolinguistics of North American French with an emphasis on Quebec French and its speaker communities. Her work focuses on language attitudes and ideologies in public discourse in Quebec and Canada. Bosworth is President of American Council for Québec Studies and serves on the board of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States and on the editorial board of American Review of Canadian Studies.


  • “Molière amoché”: Discourse on the Quality of English-speaking Canadian Politicians’ French in Canadian News Media Coverage of the 2020 Conservative Leadership Debate. Language and Communication 90: 52-62 (2023) doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2023.03.002
  • “Les gens qui vous ressemblent”: Discursive Negotiation of Identity and Construction of Affiliation in the 2019 Canadian Federal Election Party Leader Debates. Québec Studies 72: 5-32 (Winter 2022) doi.org/10.3828/qs.2021.15
  • “The “Bad” French of Justin Trudeau: When Language, Ideology and Politics Collide.” Scholars, Missionaries, and Counter-Imperialists: The American Review of Canadian Studies. The American Review of Canadian Studies, 1971-2021, edited by Andrew C. Holeman and Brian Payne, 188-216. Oxon and New York: Routledge (2022) doi.org/10.1080/02722011.2019.1570954
  • “French is Growing, We are Declining!”: English-speaking Quebecers’ Discursive Construction of Identity and Belonging in the Context of the 2018 Provincial Election English-language Party Leader Debates. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies 49: 27-47 (2021) https://umaine.edu/canam/wpcon...
  • “Those People Who Chose Us”: Discursive Construction of Identity and Belonging in the Context of Quebec’s 2018 Provincial Elections. Discourse and Society 32(2): 135-155 (2021) doi.org/10.1177/0957926520970381


  • Ph.D. French Linguistics, University of Texas-Austin, 2011
  • M.A. French, University of Arkansas, 2001
  • B.A. Political Science; B.A. French, University of Arkansas, 1999

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics of North American French
  • Language attitudes and ideologies
  • Language and identity/belonging
  • Journalistic and political discourse in Quebec and Canada
  • Critical discourse analysis; corpus-assisted discourse studies

Teaching Interests

  • FREN 380A French Phonetics and Pronunciation
  • FREN 380B Introduction to French Linguistics
  • FREN 380Q / 480Q Understanding Modern Quebec
  • FREN 480A French in North America
  • FREN 480B Sounds and Structures of Spoken French


  • Harpur College Teaching Award, Binghamton University, 2022
  • Rufus J. Smith Award for Best Article in the American Review of Canadian Studies for 2017-2019, The Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), 2019