I am a permanent FNRS research associate at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Institut Langage et Communication, Université catholique de Louvain, and an affiliate member of the Corpus Linguistics Lab, University of Florida.
I hold a PhD in Linguistics (Université catholique de Louvain) and a degree in Natural Language Processing (Université de Liège).
I am co-editor in chief (with Marcus Callies, Bremen University) of the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research and a founding member of the Learner Corpus Research Association (with my colleagues Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger and Fanny Meunier).
I am the director of the international project ‘Varieties of English for Specific Purposes dAtabase (VESPA)’, which aims to compile and analyze a learner corpus of academic writing representing a wide range of disciplines and text types, and a newly appointed member of IRIS Advisory Group.
My research interests include (but are not limited to) corpus linguistics, learner corpus research, vocabulary, phraseology (collocations, lexical bundles, …), pedagogical lexicography, electronic lexicography, terminology, EAP (English for Academic Purposes), ESP (English for Specific Purposes), EFL (English as a Foreign Language), SLA (Second Language Acquisition), linguistic complexity and L1 influence.