Elisabeth Le, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept




  • PhD, 1996, Linguistics, Université de Montréal
  • MEd, 1990, Curriculum, OISE - University of Toronto
  • BEd, 1987, French as a Second Language, McGill University
  • DEA, 1982, International Law, Université de Paris II
  • Maîtrise, 1981, Political Science, Université de Paris II
  • DULCO, 1981, Russian language and civilization, INALCO - Université de Paris III
  • Licence, 1980, Law, Université de Paris II


Discourse Studies, in particular

  • Media discourse
  • Political discourse
  • Intercultural discourse


In my courses, I strive to be a “learning facilitator” and aim for my students to develop the skills that will empower them to function to their fullest as creative, independent and critical individuals for society’s benefit and their own. I believe that learning is better accomplished in a collaborative and cooperative environment through a combination of inductive and deductive approaches


FREN 212 - Intermediate French II

Prerequisite: FREN 211 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in FRANC 117.

FREN 418 - Topics on Language and Society in the Francophone World

Interactions between language and society in the Francophone world. Prerequisite: 6 units from: FREN 301, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 333.

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Online Media and the Construction of Europe

In collaboration with the LEMEL-DIREPA network

Featured Publications

Elisabeth Le, Luciana Radut-Gaghi, Alida Maria Silletti, Hedwig Wagner (Eds.)

Palgrave MacMillan. 2022 February;

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John Benjamins. 2021 April;

Language use in Le Monde’s print and online ‘news at a glance’: A potential shift in news media role

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Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies. 2017 June; 6 (2):163-182

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2011 January;

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John Benjamins. 2010 January;

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John Benjamins. 2006 January;

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Journal of Pragmatics. 2004 January; 36 (4):687-714