Ti Alkire

Senior Lecturer of French and Italian Language

eha1@cornell.edu eha1 Office: KLR K150 Phone: email only

Ti Alkire has taught both French and Italian language at all levels and has received a Russell Award for Excellence in Teaching. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in French Language and Civilization from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. He also attended seminars at Université Paris X (Nanterre) and at the Sorbonne’s Centre d’argotologie, Université Paris V (René Descartes). His dissertation, written under the direction of Linda Waugh, applies Jakobsonian and Peircean theory to the analysis of Raymond Queneau’s Exercices de style and its English and Italian translations.

His teaching and research interests include French and Italian linguistics, historical Romance linguistics, language variation, semiotics, and translation.

Recent Courses

  • French Stylistics
  • Pronunciation of Standard French
  • French for Reading
  • Elementary Italian
  • Continuing Italian
  • History of the Romance Languages I & II
  • Introduction to French Linguistics

Selected Publications