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Office Address

Department of French
2090 FLB
707 S Mathews
M/C 158
Urbana, IL 61801

Intellectual Property


  • Kibbee, Douglas A. Language and the Law. Linguistic Inequality in America. . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • Chomskyan (R)evolutions. . Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co, 2010.
  • Kibbee, Douglas, Zsuzsanna Fagyal, and Frederick Jenkins. French: A Linguistic Introduction. . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Kibbee, Douglas. Voices of the Elders. . Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2005.

Journal Articles

  • "Les métaphores politico-légales dans l’histoire de la linguistique prescriptive du français au XVIIe siècle." Languages 182 (2011):
  • Kibbee, Douglas. "Minority Language Rights: Historical and Comparative Perspectives." Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 3 (2008): 79-136.
  • Kibbee, Douglas. "A Comparative View of Minority Language Protection." Acts of the Beijing Forum: Language Identity and Language Change in Collision and Dialog Between Civilizations 1 (2007): . 5-30.
  • "The boundaries of nature in the discipline of linguistics." Language Sciences 26 (2004): 301-311.
  • Kibbee, Douglas. "When Children.s Literature Transcends its Genre: Translating Alice in Wonderland." META 48 (2003): 307-321.

Research Interests

  • History of the French language
  • Language policy in the Francophone world and in the United States
  • Language and Human Rights
  • Translation


  • B.A. Colgate University 1971
  • PhD Indiana University 1979


  • 2019 Leverhulme Trust, Distinguished Visiting Scholar (U of Nottingham, UK) 
  • 2017 Chercheur invité, Corpus de textes linguistiques fondamentaux (Paris)
  • 2016 Fulbright Research Scholar (Paris)
  • 2013 Professeur invité, Institut des Humanités Université de Paris 7 Denis Diderot (Paris)
  • 2013 Chercheur invité, CNRS Histoire des Théories Linguistiques
  • 2011 Research Fellow, Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France)


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