Yvon R Le Bras

Professor , French & Italian

3121 JFSB

801-422-2288

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I teach French language, culture, literature, and civilization courses, as well as business French in the Marriott School of Management.

Research

Most of my research activities have focused on French and francophone novelists of the 20th century, including Gabrielle Roy, as well as travel narratives of New France (Canada and the Caribbeans in the 17th Century). I have also conducted research in the field of lexicography and translation (English-French-English).

Selected Publications

Among other publications, I have co-authored the following books:

  • A Frequency Dictionary of French, Routledge, New York and London, 2009, 304 pp.
  • A Critical Edition of La Relation de l’établissement des Français depuis l’an 1635 en l’île de la Martinique (1640) by Jacques Bouton, Les Presses de l’Université Laval/Laval University Press, Quebec, Canada, 2012, 225 pp.
  • A Critical Re-edition of La Relation de l’établissement des Français depuis l’an 1635 en l’île de la Martinique by Jacques Bouton, Hermann Éditeurs, Paris, 2015, 225 pp.

Service

I have served on many committees at the department, college, and/or university levels. Including French & Italian Department Chair (2004-2009).
I have directed or co-directed 20-25 BYU study abroad programs in France and Canada (Quebec) and supervised many interns for the last 20 years as Coordinator of the French internship program at the Kennedy Center.
I am currently serving as the Coordinator of the Translation & Localization Minor for the Center for Language Studies.

Citizenship assignments

I have served for many years as French interpreter and/or French interpretation coordinator for the Church.