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Betsy Kerr

Associate Professor Emerita
Department of French and Italian
612-624-5807
bjkerr@umn.edu

CoordinatesIntermediate French IIntermediate French II
Betsy Kerr is an associate professor emerita in the Department of French and Italian. She has published corpus-based studies of various aspects of informal spoken French, and she has also studied the occurrence of similar features in oral narratives of learners of French. Other research interests include how to help learners better understand the use of some problematic plural articles (des, les) in French and the assessment of vocabulary acquisition. Kerr is coauthor of the first-year college textbook Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach, now in its 8th edition. Prior to her retirement, she taught undergraduate courses in French language and linguistics.