St. Jerome's University has made its reputation over the years mainly through the excellence of its teaching. However, its contribution to the University of Waterloo and to higher learning in general also takes the form of strong scholarship and original research. Without this on-going work, university teaching at the University would be less rich and meaningful than it is.
Within the Department of Italian and French Studies, research areas include, but are not limited to:
- Second language acquisition (Kerry Lappin-Fortin)
- Italian, French and English 16th and 17th century comparative literature (Gabriel Niccoli)
- Linguistic variation and language contact (Kerry Lappin-Fortin)
- Translation between French-English/English-French (Kerry Lappin-Fortin)