Curriculum Vitae



David Michael Rojas

Tel: (504) 834-5525

3605 45th Street

Fax: (504) 885-3073

Metairie, LA 70001




MA, French Linguistics, Louisiana State University (1998)


BA, magna cum laude, Special Studies: Linguistics, Minor: Music, University of Alabama (1997)


Summer Study Abroad, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain (1995)



Graduate Study and Research Scholarship from the French Community of Belgium (granted for spring 1999)


Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Louisiana State University (1997-present)


Randall Undergraduate Research Award, research on Louisiana French, University of Alabama (1997)


Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Honorary Society, University of Alabama (1997)


Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honorary Society, University of Alabama (1996)


Pi Delta Phi French Honorary Society, University of Alabama (1996)


James Lamar McCann Award for Excellence in French, Department of Romance Languages and Classics, University of Alabama (1995)


Deanís List, University of Alabama (1993-1997)


Presidential Scholarship, University of Alabama (1993-1997)



"The Situation of the Subjunctive: Perception and Comprehension of Subjunctive Forms in English." The SECOL Review 22.2 (1998): 1-21.



"The Situation of the Subjunctive," SECOL LVIII (March 1998).


"Letís Tink about Dat: Interdental Fricatives in Cajun English," SECOL LVIII (March 1998).




Spanish Teacher and ESL Tutor, Tuscaloosa County Board of Education, Extended Day Program. Elementary Spanish teacher at county schools. Translations. ESL tutor for Hispanic students at a county high school (1996-1997).


Head Tutor, English Language Institute, University of Alabama. Tutor ESL students in grammar, pronunciation, discourse, etc. Organize and maintain laboratory materials. Administer pronunciation and vocabulary mini-courses (1995-1997).




Non-national language maintenance and cultural preservation

Cajun French and Cajun English

Romance and Germanic Kinship Terminology


Morpho-syntactic language change




Spanish spoken in the United States




Intern, General Consulate of France, New Orleans, LA. Preparation of press releases, translations, technology/ telecommunications/broadcasting research (Summer 1994, Summer 1997, Summer 1998-present)


Percussionist, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré. 42nd Street (1998)


Percussionist, Carloneís Dinner Theater. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1998)

Percussionist, Rivertown Repertory Theater. Into the Woods (1996)


Percussionist, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (1994-1997)




Spanish: excellent speaking, writing, and reading ability


French: excellent speaking, writing and reading ability


Latin: good reading knowledge




Linguistic Society of America (LSA)


Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL)


Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO)


Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL)


Alliance Française


New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Society


Percussive Arts Society (PAS)



Michael D. Picone, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Classics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Office: (205) 348-8473


Allen R. Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Office: (205) 348-1955


Sylvie Dubois, Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Office: (225) 388-0453


Arnulfo G. Ramírez, Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Office: (225) 388-6647




Complete dossier available upon request


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