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Le français et les langues romanes

  • Thompson Alumni Center 6705 Dodge Street Omaha, NE, 68182 United States (map)

Le français et les langue romanes

French is one of the ten Romance languages that survived to our recent times, of which nine are still spoken.  They all have their origin in the Latin that arose in and around the capital city of Rome. Find out how these languages changed, see their similarities and differences, and hear some little known facts about French and its sibling languages.

Lecture will be in English (primarily) and French


    11:30 pm — Arrive, register, mingle, & French conversation table open

     12:00 pm —Lunch

     12:20 pm — Lecture and discussion



$25 members;  $30 non-members; $15 students

You may register and pay online here, or email your registration to  Your fee for the event must be received by mail no later than April 13th.  Mail your check to:  Alliance Française d'Omaha, 7914 W. Dodge Road, Suite 102, Omaha, E 68114. 

Please Register by April 13th!

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Thomas F. Coffey, Ph.D.

Dr. Coffey received a B.A. in French with Greek and Spanish as support languages, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Romance Philology with minors in German and French from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  He taught French in Washington DC and English and French in Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany.  He currently teaches French, German and Spanish at Creighton University. His research areas include historical and comparative linguistics, language proficiency, medieval texts and paleography, and the transcription and editing of medieval texts though the application of linguistic principles.  He has published a number of books and articles including critical editions and translations of medieval texts. He has presented papers on rhetoric, language proficiency and a variety of medieval topics. He has also been active in faculty governance, serving in a number of positions at Creighton, including fourteen years as President of the University Faculty; and at the state and national level in the American Association of University Professors.