Mairi McLaughlin is Associate Professor of French and an Affiliated Member of the Linguistics Department and the Department of Italian Studies. She specializes in French Linguistics and Translation Studies. Her first book, Syntactic Borrowing in Contemporary French: A Linguistic Analysis of News Translation, was published by Legenda in 2011. She is currently working on two major projects. She is finishing a book that explores the origins and evolution of the language of the French press (1631-1789). She is also working to produce a digital and critical paper edition of Urbain Domergue’s Journal de la langue françoise (1784-1795). The digital edition will form part of Garnier’s Corpus des Remarques sur la langue françåise and the paper edition will also be published by Garnier.