Francisco Antonio Montaño is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures and in the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics at Lehman College, CUNY.  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. 


Ph.D. (dual) in French Linguistics and General Linguistics, Indiana Unversity – Bloomington. 2017.

M.A. in French Linguistics, Indiana University – Bloomington. 2006.

A.B. in French, Princeton University. 2003.

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Insufficient sonority rise and phonological repair in early French syllable-contact clusters.” Presentation at the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, LSL Romance Linguistics Forum, January 7, 2021.


    LSL Romance Linguistics Forum Executive Committee, 2019-2024. Modern Language Association.

    Phi Beta Kappa, 2003-

    Pi Delta Phi, 2017-

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