Michaël Friesner

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
CR 314 , St Michael's College


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • language contact and bilingualism
  • variationist sociolinguistics
  • second language phonology
  • acquisition and teaching of variation
  • loanword adaptation in Romance languages
  • language and ethnicity
  • immigrant language policy
  • linguistic variation in North American French and English


Michael Friesner holds a PhD and an MA in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an MBA from Georgetown University. He has taught French, linguistics, language pedagogy, and/or English at the Université du Québec à Montréal, the University of Pennsylvania, the Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures at Dartmouth College, York University and Ryerson University. He has undertaken research in variationist sociolinguistics, focusing specifically on issues related to language and dialect contact in Quebec.


PhD in Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
MA in Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
BA in Linguistics and Romance Languages, Dartmouth College