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Name: Andy  Van Drom
Institution: Université Laval
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Language and Identity, Critical Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: Forthcoming (submitted/accepted)

Bélanger, A. & A. Van Drom, forthcoming, “A Dialogical and Polyphonic Approach to Contract Theory”, A. Wagner, J. Pang & L. Cheng (eds), Law, language and discourse, Zhejiang University Press.

Van Drom, A., forthcoming, “Local settlement or North American metropolis? Imagining Québec as a glocal city on the 400th anniversary of its founding”, Mobilities (special issue edited by L. Pearce).


Bélanger, A., V.-D. Moraru & A. Van Drom, 2010, “Les apports de la linguistique à la théorie des contrats: Prolégomènes à une interprétation dialogique et polyphonique du contrat”, Cahiers de droit 51 (1): 51-82.

Hummel, K. & A. Van Drom, 2010, An Introduction to Language (Workbook, 2nd Edition), Toronto: Thomson/Nelson.

Van Drom, A., 2010, “Le français québécois: l’expression d’une nation. Une exploration socio-linguistique du statut de la langue française au Québec”, Actes du XXV Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes, Max Niemeyer Verlag.

Van Drom, A., 2010, ” ‘This Is Perhaps Not a Fiction’: The Discursive Construction of National and Regional Identities in Belgium’s Public Television Broadcast Hoax on Flemish Independency”, European Journal of Cultural Studies 13 (1): 81-98. (Special issue edited by R. Wodak & L. Pearce)


Pelletier, J. & A. Van Drom, 2009, “La néologie et la circulation du discours sociopolitique: reflets de la société québécoise”, Neologica, 3: p. 149-165.


Van Drom, A., 2008, “Bruxelles: capitale belge bilingue vs capitale européenne plurilingue. Influence des fonctionnaires européens sur l’expansion de l’anglais comme langue d’usage”, Revue des étudiants en linguistique du Québec, 2 (2): p. 122-135.

Van Drom, A., 2008, “van Leeuwen, T., Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Discourse Analysis” [book review], e-Language.


Pelletier, J. and A. Van Drom (eds), 2007, Actes des XXes Journées de Linguistique, Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval.
Van Drom, A., 2007, “Caulier, B. & L. Courtois, Québec Wallonie: Dynamiques des espaces et experiences francophones” [book review], Recherches sociographiques, XLVIII, 2: p. 127-130.
Van Drom, A., 2007, “Oakes, L. & J. Warren, Language, Citizenship and Identitiy in Quebec” [book review], Linguist List.


Van Drom, A., 2006, “Hasan, R., Language, Society and Consciousness” [book review], Linguist List.

Van Drom, A., 2006, “Gebruik en perceptie van taboewoorden bij Vlaamse studenten. Invloed van sekse en seksuele geaardheid”, Nederlandse Taalkunde, 4: p. 319-331.


Van Drom, A., 2005, “Aitchison, J. & D. Lewis, New Media Language” [book review], Linguist List.

Courses Taught: Lecturer (2007-current):
- Written Communication I
- Written Communication II
- Lexique et dictionnaires

Teaching Assistant:
- Lexique et dictionnaires (UQAC) 2006
- Terminologie et terminographie (U. Laval) 2006
- Written Communication I (U. Laval) 2006
- Written Communication II (U. Laval) 2007
- Language Policy (U. Laval) 2010
Reviewer of: Socioling/Genre Analysis: Aitchison & Lewis (2003) (LL Issue 16.1115)
Language, Society and Consciousness (LL Issue 18.256)
Review: Sociolinguistics: Oakes & Warren (2006) (LL Issue 19.189)

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