Katharine Pipe

Doctoral student wins prize for conference paper

Katharine Pipe, PhD student in French linguistics, has been awarded joint second prize for her presentation at the annual Association for French Language Studies (AFLS) international conference at the University of Perpignan in France.

Katharine’s presentation was a paper given on 6th June entitled 'Accent Levelling in the Regional French of Alsace' about the interaction between speaker gender and the use of regional accent features in the variety of French spoken in Alsace.

The prize is £100 and an invitation by the editors of the online journal of the AFLS, 'Les Cahiers de l'AFLS' to submit an article based on the conference paper for publication.

Katharine comments, "I am delighted to have been selected for this prestigious award and this recognition of my research has inspired me to persevere with it beyond my PhD". 

The 2014 AFLS Conference will be held at the University of Kent. Hélène Blondeau of the AFLS Research committee adds "Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all doctoral candidates who participated in the competition. The AFLS Research Committee invites all candidates to give it another go come AFLS 2014 next year."

For more information on the Association for French Language Studies, please visit their website. Further information on the Perpignan AFLS Conference is available online for readers of French.

Date: 25 July 2013

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