Thomas Carlton

Thomas  Carlton

FR - PhD


Originally from the Washington D.C. area, I have been fascinated by languages for most of my life. When I started college, I studied as many as I could fit into my schedule, whether or not it would count towards a major or minor, and it was during this time that I was first introduced to linguistics. Learning to observe the underlying patterns in syntax and morphology led me to pursue further studies at the graduate level. As a graduate student, I have greatly enjoyed sharing my passion for languages through teaching, and continue to do research towards my PhD in French Linguistics.


  • MA in Applied French Linguistics, University of Alabama (2012)
  • BA in French and Japanese, Ball State University (2007)

Teaching Interests

  • FR 101: Introductory French 1
  • FR 102: Introductory French 2
  • FR 103: Accelerated Introductory French
  • FR 201: Intermediate French 1
  • FR 202: Intermediate French 2
  • FR 321: Voices in French
  • FR 322: Advanced French Grammar

Research Interests

Historical French Linguistics, with a focus on the development of the post-verbal pas negation, and a comparative look into other competing forms in French and negation structures found in other Romance languages.