Visiting Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2011; M.A., University of New Orleans, 1996; M.S., Loyola University New Orleans, 1993; Licence (B.A)., Université d’Angers, Belle-Beille, France. 1990; B.A., Loyola University New Orleans, 1987.
A native of Venezuela, Lisbeth Philip specializes in linguistics due to her personal and academic interest in bilingual communities and language maintenance and language shift. Her many research interests include: Language and social networks; Afro-Caribbean linguistic studies; French in Louisiana; applied linguistics; historical linguistics; dialectology and translation.
Based on extensive field research for over three years in the province of Limón, Costa Rica, her manuscript entitled "From West Indian Black to Afro-Costa Rican: A Socio-Historical Perspective on the Role of Language, Race and Culture in the Transition" was accepted for publication by the International Society for Language Studies (ISLS) as a chapter in Volume 3 of Readings in Language Studies. Lisbeth has recently delivered papers at international and regional conferences.
Lisbeth teaches Spanish and French and has also worked in methodology in the teaching of foreign languages. At present she is working on co-authoring a French textbook, tentatively called Sitôt dit, sitôt fait. Within this area, Lisbeth is also working on a collaborative research project on Students’ Attitudes and Motivations in Foreign Language Learning.
As a result of her academic and professional training in translation and interpreting, Lisbeth is currently in the process of devising a certificate program in translation and interpreting under the auspices of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of Loyola University New Orleans.
French Culture and Civilization
French in Louisiana
Spanish Syntax and Composition