Carl S. Blyth
Department of French
Carl S. Blyth (PhD, Cornell University) is Associate Professor of French Linguistics and Director of the Center of Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin (USA). At UT-Austin, he has served as Language Program Director of French, Associate Director of the Lyon Study Abroad Program, member of the interdepartmental program in Foreign Language Education, and Graduate Advisor of French Linguistics. From 2005-2010, he served as Series Editor of Issues in Language Program Direction (AAUSC). His research and teaching interests include computer-mediated discourse, cross-cultural and intercultural pragmatics, pedagogical grammar and open educational approaches to language learning. He has published on metalinguistic awareness, the affordances of digital social reading for L2 literacy, native and non-native role models for language learning, L2 narrative discourse, and interactive frames in L2 discourse. He has authored and co-authored several books and book chapters as well as journal articles in venues such as the Modern Language Journal, L2 Journal, CALICO Journal, Journal of Educational Computing Research, ALSIC Revue and Language & Dialogue. In 2015, he published a co-edited book with Dale Koike called Dialogue in Multilingual and Multimodal Communities (John Benjamins). In addition to traditional print forms of scholarship, he has been deeply involved in the development of many open educational resources (OER): Français interactif, Tex’s French Grammar, Foreign Language Teaching Methods, eComma and FLLITE. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of Intercultural Pragmatics and Issues in Language Program Direction.