Conferences

2021

‘Lexico-syntactic simplification in French><English student translation: The effect of translation directionality on bilingual language production’. Full paper (with Laura Aguiar De Souza Penha Marion & Marie-Aude Lefer), MUST (Multilingual Student Translation) Workshop. 18 November 2021, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium [held online].

‘Exploring multiword units in writing process data’. Presentation, CECL research meeting. 18 October 2021, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Corpus et expérimentation : un duo gagnant’ (‘Corpus and experimentation: a winning combination’). Invited talk, CUSO (Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale) doctoral school workshop in language sciences. 7 September 2021, Université de Berne, Switzerland [held online].

‘Exploring multiword units in writing process data’. Full paper, EUROPHRAS 2021. 6-9 September 2021, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium [held online].

‘Constrained communication in EFL and ESL: The case of embedded inversion’. Full paper (with Lea Meriläinen), 42nd International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 42). 18-21 August 2021, TU Dortmund University, Germany [online].

‘Bursts of writing in process data: A new way of approaching constructions’. Full paper, 11th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG11). 18-20 August 2021, University of Antwerp, Belgium [online].

‘Comparison of L1 and L2 writing fluency on the basis of a corpus of screencast videos and keystroke log files’. Poster (with Valérie d’Herbais de Thun), Corpus Linguistics (CL2021). 13-16 July 2021, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Ireland [held online].

‘Constructing one’s way through corpora and into the classroom’. Guest lecture, ‘First Language acquisition and language teaching’ and ‘Pedagogical Construction Grammar’ seminars. 13 July 2021, Friedrich-AlexanderUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany [held online].

‘Phrasal verbs in L2 English: EFL and ESL compared’. Invited talk, Workshop on Multiword Units in Multilingual Speakers. 7-8 June 2021, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany [held online].

‘Exploiting screencasting and keylogging for L2 writing process instruction’. Full paper, L2 Writing Research Seminar (L2WR). 20-22 May 2021, Universidad de Murcia, Spain [held online].

‘Toing and froing between theory and data: A study of causative constructions in EFL and ESL’. Guest lecture, Research Seminar ‘Data Analysis Methods in English Second Language Acquisition’. 18 May 2021, University of Basel, Switzerland [held online].

2020

‘The passive and the lexis-grammar interface: An inter-varietal perspective’. Full paper (with Sylviane Granger), 41st International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 41). 20-23 May 2020, Universität Heidelberg, Germany [held online].

2019

‘Information-seeking behavior of L1 and L2 student translators: Insights from screen recording’. Full paper (with Laura Aguiar De Souza Penha Marion & Marie-Aude Lefer), Bilingualism and Directionality in Translation. 12 December 2019, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Belgium.

‘Données de corpus et données expérimentales : Un mariage presque parfait’ parfait’ (‘Corpus and experimental data: An almost perfect marriage’). Plenary talk, COLDOC (Colloque de doctorants et de jeunes chercheurs en Sciences du langage) 2019 conference. 27-28 November 2019, Université Paris Nanterre, France.

‘Information-seeking behavior of L1 and L2 student translators: Insights from screen recording’. Full paper (with Laura Aguiar De Souza Penha Marion & Marie-Aude Lefer), L2 Translation: Getting out of the Grey Zone. 20-21 September 2019, Charles University, Czech Republic.

‘Screencasting and keylogging as pedagogical tools to enhance writing skill development’. Full paper, 27th EUROCALL Conference. 28-31 August 2019, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Diachronic learner corpus research: Examining learner language through the lens of time’. Full paper, 40th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 40). 1-5 June 2019, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

2018

‘Corpus Linguistics and language teaching: How can teachers, students and other educational actors benefit from corpora?’. Invited talk, ‘Corpus e construcións’ Conference. 22-23 November 2018, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

‘Translation directionality and expertise: An empirical approach’. Poster (with Laura Aguiar De Souza Penha Marion & Marie-Aude Lefer), 5th Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (UCCTS) conference. 12-14 September 2018, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Construction-driven learning: Using corpora to foster L2 construction learning’. Full paper, 10th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG10). 16-20 July 2018, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and École Normale Supérieure, France.

‘New resources for new challenges: Comparing vocabulary knowledge in ESL and EFL’. Full paper, 20th International Congress of Linguists (ICL20). 2-6 July 2018, University of Cape Town, South Africa.  

‘Constrained communication and learner translated language: A corpus-based pilot study of L1 and L2 student translations’. Full paper (with Laura Aguiar De Souza Penha Marion & Marie-Aude Lefer), 20th International Congress of Linguists (ICL20). 2-6 July 2018, University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

‘Toward(s) an Americanization of non-native Englishes? ESL and EFL compared’. Full paper, 39th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 39). 30 May – 3 June 2018, University of Tampere, Finland.

‘Développer sa compétence rédactionnelle en anglais de manière active et autonome’ (‘Developing one’s English writing skills in an active and autonomous manner’). Invited talk (with Samantha Laporte), Bureau de Faculté of the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters. 24 April 2018, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Constructing learner speech: On the use of spoken data in Applied Construction Grammar’. Plenary talk, 3rd International Conference on Constructionist Approaches to Language Pedagogy (CALP-3). 15-17 February 2018, University of Texas at Austin, USA.

‘Giving students’ writing skills a boost: Towards a self-learning platform for an optimized use of online resources’. Invited talk (with Samantha Laporte), Institut des Langues Vivantes. 19 January 2018, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. 

2017

‘Giving students’ writing skills a boost: Towards a self-learning platform for an optimized use of online resources’. Full paper (with Samantha Laporte), Annual meeting of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education (BAAHE). 1 December 2017, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘The development of light verb constructions in spoken learner English’. Full paper, Light verb constructions in Germanic languages. 17-18 November 2017, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Belgium.

‘POS tagging a spoken learner corpus: Testing accuracy testing’. Full paper, 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference (LCR2017). 5-7 October 2017, Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.

‘Exploring word-formation in Learner Corpus Research: A case study on English negative affixes’. Full paper (with Marie-Aude Lefer), 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference (LCR2017). 5-7 October 2017, Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.

‘Studying and teaching English in a multilingual world: A new Tower of Babel?’. Plenary talk, 52nd Linguistics Colloquium. 21-22 September 2017, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

‘A collostruction-based approach to the Integrated Contrastive Model: The idiomaticity of causative constructions in English, French and French learner English’. Invited talk, Idiomaticity Workshop. 1-2 September 2017, University of Oslo, Norway.

‘NESSI: A multimodal corpus of New Englishes’. Poster, International Conference on Multimodal Communication: Developing New Theories and Methods (ICMC2017). 9-11 June 2017, Osnabrück University, Germany.

‘Hic sunt dracones: Exploring terra incognita in learner corpus research’. Plenary talk, 38th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 38). 24-28 May 2017, Charles University, Czech Republic.

‘The norm in learner corpus research and language teaching: How do we choose?’. Invited talk, LML (Linguistics and Modern Language studies) Seminar. 7 April 2017, The Education University of Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China. 

2016

‘Corpus methods in research on first and second language acquisition’. Invited talk, Workshop on corpus methods for teaching and research organised by research network ‘Språk och lärande’ (‘Language and learning’). 9 November 2016, Uppsala universitet, Sweden.

‘A corpus-based study of English language learning/acquisition: From Spain to Singapore through Sweden’. Invited talk, research seminar. 8 November 2016, Uppsala universitet, Sweden. 

‘POS-tagging LINDSEI: An experiment’. Full paper (with the collaboration of Hubert Naets), LINDSEI workshop on the POS-tagging of spoken interlanguage. 15 October 2016, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

‘Looking into POS-tagging errors in LINDSEI’. Full paper, LINDSEI workshop on the POS-tagging of spoken interlanguage. 15 October 2016, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

‘Expressing negation through morphology in learner English: A corpus-based study of transfer’. Full paper (with Marie-Aude Lefer), 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2016). 31 August – 3 September 2016, University of Naples Federico II, Italy. 

‘A corpus-based comparative and integrated approach to non-native Englishes’. Sub-plenary talk, 13th European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE-13). 22-26 August 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

‘One norm to rule them all? Describing and evaluating learners’ usages in learner corpus research’. Plenary talk, 12th International Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TaLC 12). 20-23 July 2016, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany.

‘A contrastive collostructional analysis of English and French causative constructions’. Full paper, 37th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 37). 25-29 May 2016, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China.

‘Assessing the CEFR assessment grid for spoken language use: A learner corpus-based approach’. Full paper (with Yves Bestgen & Sylviane Granger), 37th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 37). 25-29 May 2016, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China.

‘Corpora for language learning and teaching: A world of possibilities’. Invited talk, LML (Linguistics and Modern Language studies) Seminar. 13 May 2016, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, The People’s Republic of China.

‘Corpora and applied linguistics: From the classroom to the courtroom and beyond’. Guest lecture, ‘Applied Linguistics’ seminar. 28 April 2016, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany.

‘Postcolonial and learner Englishes: Not so different, say corpora’. Guest lecture, ‘Corpus Linguistics: Analysing Postcolonial Englishes’ seminar. 26 April 2016, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany. 

2015

‘Negative affixation in native and non-native English: An onomasiological corpus-based approach’. Full paper, Décembrettes 9. 3-4 December 2015, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France.

‘De l’usage des corpus dans l’acquisition des langues secondes’ (‘On the use of corpora in second language acquisition’). Guest lecture, ‘Language Sciences’ course. 12 October 2008, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

‘Developing and exploiting spoken learner corpora: Challenges and opportunities’. Invited talk, Workshop on New Trends in Spoken Corpora. 24-25 September 2015, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 

‘Degree of exposure and acquisition of discourse markers: A three-level analysis’. Full paper, 3rd Learner Corpus Research Conference (LCR 2015). 11-13 September 2015, Radboud University, The Netherlands.

‘The French component of LINDSEI’. Full paper (with Amandine Dumont, Sylvie De Cock and Sylviane Granger), LINDSEI workshop. 11 September 2015, Radboud University, The Netherlands. 

‘Detecting innovations in a parsed corpus of learner English’. Full paper (with Gerold Schneider), 36th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 36). 27-31 May 2015, Universität Trier, Germany.

‘Applied Corpus Linguistics’. Guest lecture, English Corpus Linguistics seminar. 6 May 2015, Charles University, Czech Republic.

‘A learner corpus analysis of phrasal verbs: From warming up to winding up’. Invited talk. 5 May 2015, Charles University, Czech Republic.

‘Two worlds of non-native Englishes, and how corpus linguistics can build a bridge between them’. Invited talk, LinguA³ Master seminar. 13 January 2015, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.

2014

‘The use of discourse markers in the Asian Outer and Expanding Circles: A comparative approach’. Full paper, 20th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 16). 18-20 December 2014, Amity University, Noida, India.

‘Discourse markers in EFL and ESL: Building a bridge between SLA and contact linguistics’. Full paper, 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 3). 24-27 August 2014, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

‘Moving up and down EFL learners’ construction network of phrasal verbs: Applied construction grammar’. Invited talk, Construction Day. 11 July 2014, Friedrich-AlexanderUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

‘Approche comparative des variétés non-natives de l’anglais’ (‘Comparative approach to non-native English varieties’). Short paper (with Samantha Laporte), First meeting of the Louvain Linguistics centre (PLIN). 5 May 2014, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. 

‘Periphrastic causative constructions in EFL and ESL: The role of acquisition context’. Full paper, 35th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 35). 30 April – 4 May 2014, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

2013

‘The causative construction in English as a foreign and second language: A corpus-based constructionist approach’. Full paper, Constructionist Approaches to Language Pedagogy (CALP 2013). 8-9 November 2013, Université Saint-Louis – Brussels, Belgium.

‘The clustering of ‘fluencemes’ in French and English’. Full paper (with Liesbeth Degand), 7th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-7) & 3rd edition of Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (UCCTS-3). 11-13 July 2013, Universiteit Gent, Belgium.

‘The use of discourse markers in corpora of native and learner speech: From aggregate to individual data’. Full paper (with Sylviane Granger), ARC-Fluency workshop. 14 March 2013, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘At the interface of contact linguistics and SLA research: World Englishes
and Learner Englishes compared’. Plenary talk, CROSSLING Symposium: Language Contacts at the Crossroads of Disciplines. 28 February – 1 March 2013, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland.

‘EFL learners and phrasal verbs: A love-hate relationship’. Guest lecture. 25 February 2013, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.

2012

‘Combining learner English and World Englishes perspectives: The case of embedded inversion’. Full paper (with Lea Meriläinen), 22nd Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA22). 5-8 September 2012, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

‘Corpus et expérimentation: Amis ou ennemis?’. Invited talk, ‘Psycholinguistique et acquisition’ session at the Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française 2012 (CMLF-2012). 4-7 July 2012, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France.

‘Comparing spoken and written interlanguage: An introduction’. Short paper, 33rd International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 33). 30 May – 3 June 2012, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. 

‘The ups and downs of phrasal verbs in spoken and written Learner Englishes’. Full paper, 33rd International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 33). 30 May – 3 June 2012, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. 

2011

‘La norme et la variété en anglais : Langue étrangère et langue seconde’. (‘Norm and variety in English: Foreign and second language’). Invited talk, Institute of Language and Communication research seminar. 13 December 2011, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. 

‘Old paradigm gap, new tools: A collostructional analysis of phrasal verbs in World and Learner Englishes’. Full paper, 4th International Conference of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education (BAAHE). 1-3 December 2011, University College Brussels, Belgium.

‘Contrastive research at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics’. Short paper (with Sylviane Granger & Marie-Aude Lefer), First Contragram workshop, ‘Contrastive linguistics: Constructional and functional approaches’. 7-8 October 2011, Universiteit Gent, Belgium.

‘Learner corpora and World Englishes: A (brief) introduction’. Short paper, First Learner Corpus Research conference. 15-17 September 2011, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Newspaper editorials and New Englishes: A good match?’. Full paper, Corpus Linguistics conference. 20-22 July 2011, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. 

‘The use of discourse markers in corpora of native and learner speech: From aggregate to individual data’. Full paper (with Sylviane Granger), Corpus Linguistics conference. 20-22 July 2011, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

‘Corpus linguistics to bridge the gap between World Englishes and Learner Englishes’. Full paper, 12th International Symposium on Social Communication. Center for Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

2010

‘The adventure of international learner corpora: Implications and applications’. Plenary talk, ICLE/LINDSEI Symposium. 30 October 2010, Showa Women’s University, Japan.

‘LINDSEI: A new resource on the market of learner corpora’. Invited talk, Corpus Workshop. 30 October 2010, Showa Women’s University, Japan. 

‘Approaches to spoken learner corpora: The case of LINDSEI’. Invited talk, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Lexikografie, Valenz- und Kollokationsforschung. 4 October 2010, Friedrich-AlexanderUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

‘The status of non-standard forms in the Outer and Expanding Circles’. Full paper, 16th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 16). 25-28 July 2010, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

‘Variation in learner English: The effect of learning context on the use of multi-word verbs’. Full paper, 31st International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 31). 26-30 May 2010, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany.

‘Converging evidence, conflicting evidence, and no evidence at all: On the combination of corpus linguistics with other methods’. Invited panel discussion (with Stefan Th. Gries, Martin Hilpert, Benedikt Szmrecsanyi & Christoph Rühlemann), 31st International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 31). 26-30 May 2010, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany.

‘What’s wrong with them? Assessing the explanatory power of cognitive linguistics in foreign and second language varieties’. Plenary talk, Anéla (Association Néerlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée) Spring Conference 2010. 23 April 2010, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2009

‘Creativity, innovation and error in World Englishes and Learner Englishes: Double standard?’. Full paper, Meeting of the Association Belge de Linguistique Appliquée (ABLA). 14 November 2009, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium.

‘The (non-)use of phrasal verbs in L2 varieties of English’. Full paper, 30th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 30). 27-31 May 2009, Lancaster University, United Kingdom. 

‘Errors and disfluencies in spoken corpora: Setting the scene’. Full paper (with Sylvie De Cock), 30th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 30). 27-31 May 2009, Lancaster University, United Kingdom. 

‘Introducing LINDSEI, ICLE’s talkative sister’. Demo (with Sylvie De Cock & Sylviane Granger), 30th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 30). 27-31 May 2009, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

‘The (almost) endless possibilities of learner corpus research. An exploration through phrasal verbs’. Invited talk, Forschungsverbund Educational Linguistics. 27 January 2009, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany.

2008

‘What corpora can and cannot tell us about cognition: The case of prototypicality’. Invited talk, Workshop ‘Cognitive Corpus Linguistics: current issues in theory and methodology’. 12 October 2008, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany.

‘From EFL to ESL: Evidence from the International Corpus of Learner English’. Full paper (with Sylviane Granger), First Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE). 8-11 October 2008, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.

‘Prototypical equivalence and lexical learning’. Full paper, Third International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA-3). 25-27 September 2008, Universität Leipzig, Germany.

‘Measures of prototypicality: Convergence or divergence? The case of through’. Full paper (with Andrew McMichael), Third International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA-3). 25-27 September 2008, Universität Leipzig, Germany.

Through through a Construction Grammar approach to prototypes’. Full paper (with Andrew McMichael), Language, Communication and Cognition Conference. 4-7 August 2008, University of Brighton, United Kingdom.

‘Autour de la notion de prototypicalité : Approche empirique’ (‘On the notion of prototypicality: Empirical approach’). Invited talk, Séminaire des Sciences du Langage. 7 May 2008, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Belgium.

‘Bringing the learner back into the picture: Corpora and elicitation in transfer studies’. Full paper, 26th AESLA (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada) Conference. 3-5 April 2008, Universidad de Almería, Spain.

2007

‘DO/MAKE across languages and minds’. Full paper (with Åke Viberg), 1st Conference of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition (SALC). 29 November – 1 December 2007, Lund University, Sweden.

‘The prototypicality of high-frequency verbs: Empirical and theoretical perspectives’. Invited talk, Högre seminarium i lingvistik. 20 November 2007, Uppsala universitet, Sweden.

‘Academic writing and learner corpora’. Guest lecture, Linguistics seminar. 11 October 2007, Kansai University, Japan. 

‘The learner corpus: Conception and application’. Guest lecture, Linguistics seminar. 10 October 2007, Kansai University, Japan. 

‘SLA and learner corpus research’. Guest lecture, Second Language Acquisition seminar. 4 October 2007, Kobe, Japan. 

‘A corpus-based study of causative constructions’. Guest lecture, Linguistics seminar. 3 October 2007, Kansai University, Japan. 

‘Methodology for corpus-based research (as illustrated through causative constructions)’. Invited talk, KAKEN Workshop. 2 October 2007, Kansai University, Japan.

‘Prototypicality in linguistics: Towards an empirical grounding’. Invited talk, KAKEN Workshop. 2 October 2007, Kansai University, Japan.

‘Spoken features in learner academic writing: identification, explanation and solution’. Full paper (with Magali Paquot), 4th Corpus Linguistics Conference. 27-30 July 2007, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

‘Reconciling corpus data and elicitation data in FLT’. Full paper (with Terry Shortall), 4th Corpus Linguistics Conference. 27-30 July 2007, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

‘The cognitive reality of frequent verb-noun combinations: An empirical study’. Full paper, 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-10). 15-20 July 2007, Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland.

‘Where do we start? The place of prototypicality in FLT’. Full paper, 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-10). 15-20 July 2007, Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland.

‘Periphrastic causative constructions: No more synonymy!’. Full paper, 2nd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE2). 2-4 July 2007, Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, France.

‘Linguistic frequency and cognitive salience: Marshalling evidence for prototypicality’. Invited talk, Onderzoekseenheid Functionele, Cognitieve en Descriptieve Taalkunde: Engels, Spaans en Typologie. 31 May 2007, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

‘Making the most of Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis’. Full paper (with Magali Paquot), 27th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 27). 23-27 May 2007, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom.

‘Universality and language specificity in prototypicality’. Full paper, Second International Conference of the Association Française de Linguistique Cognitive (AFLiCo). 10-12 May 2007, Université Charles-de-Gaulle – Lille 3, France.

‘Le b.a-ba de l’analyse collostructionnelle’ (‘The basics of collostructional analysis’). Presentation, CECL research meeting. 23 April 2007, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Writing skills, learner corpora and pedagogical dictionaries: A collaborative project and its outcomes’. Full paper (with Sylviane Granger, Magali Paquot & Michael Rundell), Annual conference of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP). 15-17 April 2007, Durham University, United Kingdom.

‘Testing the linguistic and cognitive reality of prototypes: The case of high-frequency verbs’. Invited talk, Syntax & Semantics Circle. 13 April 2007, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

‘Highly polysemous verbs in a cross-linguistic and pedagogical perspective’. Full paper, Meeting of the Association Belge de Linguistique Appliquée (ABLA). 23-24 March 2007, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

2006

‘Finding one’s voice in losing it: Learner academic writing and medium variation’. Full paper (with Magali Paquot), 3rd International BAAHE (Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education) Conference. 7-9 December 2006, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

‘Démonstration BNCweb’ (‘BNCweb demo’). Demo (with Magali Paquot), CECL research meeting. 9 October 2006, Université catholique de Louvain Belgium.

‘Highly polysemous words in Foreign Language Teaching: How to give learners a flying start’. Full paper, 7th Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC). 1-4 July 2006, Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot, France.

‘The non-finite verb slot in English causative constructions. Comparing native and learner collostructions’. Full paper, 22nd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics. 19-22 June 2006, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark.

‘Language production: A window to the mind?’. Full paper, 22nd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics. 19-22 June 2006, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark.

‘Collocations with high-frequency verbs in native and learner academic writing. Combining corpus data and elicitation data’. Invited talk, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Lexikografie, Valenz- und Kollokationsforschung. 19 May 2006, Friedrich-AlexanderUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg Germany.

‘Corpus frequency: A convenient shortcut to prototypicality?’. Poster, Meeting of the Association Belge de Linguistique Appliquée (ABLA). 10 March 2006, Institut Libre Marie Haps, Belgium.

‘Elephants who marry mice are very unusual: The use of the relative pronoun who with nonhuman animals’. Full paper (with George M. Jacobs), The Annual Temple University Applied Linguistics Colloquium. 12 February 2006, Temple University, Japan Campus – Osaka Center, Japan.

‘Towards an empirically grounded definition of prototypes’. Poster, International Conference on Linguistic Evidence. 2-4 February 2006, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. (Linguistic Evidence conference bursary)

2005

‘La prototypicalité. Aspects théoriques et retombées pédagogiques’ (‘Prototypicality. Theoretical aspects and pedagogical implications’). Presentation, CECL research meeting. 15 December 2005, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Putting prototypicality to the test’. Full paper, New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics. First UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference. 23-25 October 2005, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

‘To take or not to take phraseology into account. The place of multi-word expressions in corpus data and experimental data’. Full paper, ‘The many faces of Phraseology. An interdisciplinary conference’. 13-15 October 2005, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. 

‘Free and bound prepositions in a contrastive perspective. The case of with and avec’. Full paper (with Christelle Cosme), ‘The many faces of Phraseology. An interdisciplinary conference’. 13-15 October 2005, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Causative make and faire. A case of mismatch’. Full paper, 4th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC – 4). 20-23 September 2005, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

‘Linking up contrastive and learner corpus research: An introduction’. Short paper, ‘Linking up Contrastive and Learner Corpus Research’ workshop. 19 September 2005, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

‘Use and misuse of high frequency verbs by French-speaking learners of English’. Full paper, ‘Linking up Contrastive and Learner Corpus Research’ workshop. 19 September 2005, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

‘Prototypicality in language: How to measure it?’. Full paper, Psycholinguistics in Flanders 2005 (PIF 2005). 30-31 May 2005, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

‘What You Think Ain’t What You Get: Highly polysemous verbs in grammar and mind’. Full paper, From Gram to Mind: Grammar as Cognition. 19-21 May 2005, Université de Bordeaux 3, France.

‘Building bridges within and beyond corpus linguistics. Methodological and theoretical issues’. Full paper, 26th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 26) / 6th American Association of Applied Corpus Linguistics Conference (AAACL 6). 12-15 May 2005, University of Michigan, USA.

‘A new way of investigating the semantics of constructions. Collostructional analysis and its application to causative constructions’. Full paper, 6th Annual Stanford Semantics Fest. 11 March 2005, Stanford University, USA.

2004

‘Causative constructions in present-day British English. A corpus-based study’. Invited talk, Lexical Semantics Research Group. 28 November 2004, Stanford University, USA.

‘The V slot in causative constructions: A collostructional analysis’. Full paper, Third International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG3). 7-10 July 2004, Université de Provence, France.

‘English causative constructions. Building up a corpus-based linguistic analysis’. Guest lecture, Corpus Linguistics seminar. 10 June 2004, Universität Zürich, Switzerland.

‘Les constructions causatives en anglais et en français. Approche contrastive et intégrée’ (‘Causative constructions in English and French. Contrastive and integrated approach’). Invited talk, CERLITEP research meeting. 15 May 2004, Université de Poitiers, France.

‘(How) can causative constructions be predicted?’ Full paper (with Eric Lecoutre), 7èmes Journées internationales d’Analyse statistique des Données Textuelles (JADT 2004). 10-12 March 2004, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

2003

‘Etude cognitive des principaux verbes causatifs anglais réalisée à l’aide de corpus informatisés. Approche syntaxique, sémantique, lexicale et stylistique’. Presentation, ‘Institut de Linguistique’ research meeting. 8 December 2003, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

‘Prototype: Corpus vs. elicitation’. Full paper, 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-8). 20-25 July 2003, University of La Rioja, Spain.

‘Combining corpus linguistics and cognitive linguistics: A corpus-based cognitive approach to English periphrastic causative constructions’. Guest lecture, Corpus Linguistics course. 1 July 2003, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany.

2002

‘Towards a definition of prototypical causative constructions in English’. Full paper, Cognitive Linguistics East of Eden. 13-15 September 2002, University of Turku, Finland.

‘A frame-semantic approach to English causative constructions’. Full paper, Second International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG2). 6-8 September 2002, University of Helsinki, Finland.

‘Syntactic structures and corpus linguistics: The case of English causative constructions’. Full paper, The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Spring Meeting. 9-11 April 2002, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, United Kingdom. (LAGB conference bursary)

2001

‘Causative cause, get, have and make: A preliminary study’. Short paper, 22nd International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 2001). 16-20 May 2001, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.