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Stéphanie Pellet
Stéphanie Pellet
Associate Professor
Office: Greene Hall 546
Phone: 336-758-4383


Dr. Stéphanie Pellet (Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin) is Associate Professor of French and teaches courses in French and linguistics. She co-authored “Pause Café: French in Review / Moving toward fluency” (McGraw-Hill), an intermediate French textbook. Her most recent research focuses on foreign language pedagogy, L2 literacy, and foreign language learning with digital technology. She is currently developing an Open Education online platform for a literacy-based approach to learning French using social pedagogies, in collaboration with Digital Research librarians and another French professor. This project is described in an upcoming co-authored article.



Ph.D. in French Applied Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin (2005)
Dissertation: “The Development of Competence in French Interlanguage Pragmatics: The Case of the Discourse Marker donc” (Director: C. Blyth)

M.A., French Applied Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin (1999)

Coursework towards Teaching Certificate in French, Texas State University (San Marcos) (1996-1997)

ATA-certified translator (English>French) (1996)

Maîtrise en Communication, Université Lyon III (France) (1994)

Licence d’Histoire, Université Lyon III (France) (1993)



Associate Professor, Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University (2011-present).

Assistant Professor, Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University (2006-2011).

Assistant Instructor, Department of French and Italian, University of Texas at Austin (1997-2004).
First- through fourth-semester courses, including conversation and culture courses.
Course Supervisor (third semester French), (2002-2003).

Instructor, Huston-Tillotson College (Fall 2001).

Instructor, Austin Community College (Summer 2000).

Assistant Instructor, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) (1996-1997).
First- and second-semester French.



Pause Café: French in Review (McGraw-Hill, 2008), with C. Blyth and N. Megharbi. (Second-year French textbook and workbook).

Book Reviews

Pellet, S. (2015). Review of “Théorie de la relation interlocutive: sens, signe, replication” Catherine Douay & Daniel Roulland for the The French Review. (vol. 88.4)

Pellet, S. (2014). Review of “Regards croisés sur la langue française: Mélanges en l’honneur de Sonia Branca-Rosoff” Yana Grinschpun & Judith Nyée-Doggen (Eds.) for the The French Review.

Pellet, S. (2013). Review of “Les Mots-caresses: Petit inventaire affectueux”, Marie Treps (Paris: CNRS, 2011) for The French Review, October 2013, 87.1.

Professional Articles

Myers, L. and Pellet, S. (2015). “Intercultural Communicative Competence: Turning Students into Agents” The Language Educator, Volume 10, Issue 3, August/September.

Myers, L. and Pellet, S. (2014). “Pourquoi in Spoken French: Corpus-based Function-form Mapping” Chapter in Stacey Katz-Bourns and Lindsy Myers (Eds.), Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context: Studies in Honor of Knud Lambrecht. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wikis for Building Content Knowledge in the Foreign Language Classroom. (forthcoming, in CALICO Journal, Volume 29, Issue 2) (2012).

Critical Language Learning: le rôle de la littéracie et de la métacognition dans l’acquisition du français langue étrangère. Proceedings of the Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française (CMLF 2010), New-Orleans, July 2010.

The Pragmatics of the French Discourse Markers donc and alors. In Leow, R., Campos, H., and Lardiere, D. (Eds.), Little Words: Their history, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and acquisition (pp. 159-170). Proceedings of the Georgetown University Round Table of Languages and Linguistics (GURT) (2009).

A Pedagogical Approach to Left-Dislocation in Spoken French. Texas Foreign Language Bulletin, 16, 22-24 (2005).


FRH 153 – Intermediate French
FRH 154 – Accelerated Intermediate French
FRH 319 – Advanced Grammar and Composition
FRH 320 – Conversation
FRH 321 – Introduction to French Translation
FRH 322 – French phonetics
FRH 345 – Language and Society
FRH 343 – Modern French

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