Bio

Academic appointments

Member of the Research Council, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2021-

Associate Dean for Teaching, Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2018-2021

Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2017-

Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2016-2017

Guest professor, Universiteit Gent, Belgium, 2016-2017

Visiting lecturer, Université de Namur, Belgium, 2012-2013

Research Associate, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) & part-time lecturer, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2009-2016

Scientific Research Worker, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), 2008-2009

Postdoctoral Researcher, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), 2004-2008

Visiting scholar, Stanford University, USA, 2004-2005

Research Fellow, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), 2000-2004

Education

PhD in English Linguistics, awarded summa cum laude (thesis title: Corpus-based cognitive study of the main English causative verbs. A syntactic, semantic, lexical and stylistic approach; supervisor: Prof. Sylviane Granger), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2000-2004

Master in Language Studies, ‘Linguistics and Computing’, awarded with Distinction (thesis title: Periphrastic causative verbs get and have. Towards a systematic description; supervisor: Prof. Geoffrey Leech), Lancaster University, United Kingdom, 1999-2000

Teacher Training Certificate, awarded summa cum laude, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1998-1999

Master in English and Dutch Linguistics and Literature, awarded summa cum laude (thesis title: Causative make. A corpus-based study; supervisors: Prof. Sylviane Granger and Prof. André Hantson), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1997-1999

Bachelor in English and Dutch Linguistics and Literature, awarded summa cum laude, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix de Namur, Belgium, 1995-1997

Stays abroad

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, 27 January – 1 February 2020: Erasmus staff mobility

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China, 27 March – 17 April 2017: Corpus data collection for the NESSI project (Research Credit of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research)

Uppsala universitet, Sweden, 7-12 November 2016: Visiting scholar

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China, 5 May – 3 June 2016: Corpus data collection for the NESSI project (Research Credit of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research)

Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany, 25-29 April 2016: Erasmus staff mobility

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 4-9 May 2015: Erasmus staff mobility

Uppsala universitet, Sweden, 28 October – 14 December 2007: Visiting scholar

Kansai University, Japan, 1-15 October 2007: Expert mission

Stanford University, USA, September 2004 – September 2005: Visiting scholar (Fellowship of the Belgian American Educational Foundation)

University College London, United Kingdom, May – July 2002: Corpus work and elicitation experiments (French Community Travel Grant)

Lancaster University, United Kingdom, September 1999 – July 2000: Master in ‘Language Studies’ (Postgraduate Studentship in the Humanities 1999, Arts and Humanities Research Board; Anglo-Belgian Benevolent Society Award)

Lancaster University, United Kingdom, September – December 1998: Erasmus student mobility