Dr. Jana Brill




  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (1983)
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder (1968)
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder (1966)


Dr. Jana Brill received her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of California, Santa Barbara in French, with an emphasis in linguistics.  From 1984 to 1991 she taught French language, phonetics, applied linguistics, and history of the French language at the University of Louisville, where she also served as coordinator of lower division classes and instructors.  Dr. Brill is currently Professor of French at Georgetown College, Kentucky.  Her research interests include historical and current shifts/variation in verb usage in spoken language, personal letters, and folktales. She has published in French Review, Romance Philology, and the Kentucky Philological Review, among other publications.

Teaching and Research

Book Published:

Oral Traditions: When Did the French Stop Speaking Latin? (UPA, 2006)

Courses Taught:

  • FRE 101
  • FRE 201, 230 & 235
  • FRE 301, 333 & 335
  • FRE 435
  • FRE/GER/SPA 402
  • CLC 319

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