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Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College

Faculty - Francisco Antonio Montaño

Francisco Antonio MontañoE-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-7727
Office: Carman Hall, Room 276
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: A.B., Princeton Univ.; M.A., Ph.D. Indiana Univ.

Francisco Antonio Montaño is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures and in the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics.  He joined the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2009.  He received his A.B. (French) from Princeton University, his M.A. in French Linguistics from Indiana University, and earned dual Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University in French (French Linguistics track) and Linguistics. His current research focuses on diachronic and synchronic French phonology, Romance linguistics, syllable-sensitive phonological change, consonant cluster phonotactics, prosody, language contact, and language pedagogy. 

This Fall 2019, he will be teaching FRE 112: Elementary French II, FRE 201: Intermediate French Grammar, and FRE 308: Theory and Practice of French Phonetics.  He will also serve as Interim Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics for Fall 2019.

Among his roles at Lehman and CUNY, Prof. Montaño also serves as an officer of the Executive Committee of the CUNY Council on World Language Study, the CUNY-wide Languages & Literatures discipline council; as Chapter Moderator of Lehman's Zeta Sigma chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society; and as Treasurer of Lehman's Chi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. From 2009-2019, he also served as Language Coordinator of the elementary French, Italian, and Spanish L2 language sequences in the Department of Languages & Literatures. In Spring 2012, Dr. Montaño received the School of Arts and Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching.