(last updated Jan 2020)

Academic degrees and qualifications

2021. Promoted to Professor « Classe exceptionnelle »

2019-2022. Prime d’encadrement doctoral et de recherche (national award for research work and supervision)

2017. Promoted to Professor 1st class

2014-2018. Prime d’encadrement doctoral et de recherche (national award for research work and supervision)

2013. Professorial qualification: CNU section 11 (English) and section 7 (Linguistics)

2012. Post-doctoral degree in research supervision (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches), Université du Havre. Title: De la Didactique aux Corpus. Evaluation committee: Dominique Macaire (president), Jean-Claude Bertin (supervisor), Natalie Kübler, François Maniez, Guy Aston

1999. Senior Lecturer qualification: CNU section 11 (English) and section 7 (Linguistics)

1998. Doctorate in English, highest distinction (mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité), Université Nancy 2. Title: Le Lexique Mental L2: Connexions et Associations. Evaluation committee: Philip Riley (president), Henri Holec (supervisor), Jean-Paul Narcy, Claude Truchot

1995. Pre-doctoral degree in English and Applied Linguistics (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies), highest distinction (mention très bien), Université Nancy 2

1992. MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, with distinction, University of East Anglia

1988. BA hons in Linguistics and Modern Languages, 2i, University of East Anglia


Career history (main employment)

2013-.  Professor of English and Applied Linguistics (Professeur des Universités). UFR Lansad, Université de Lorraine

1999-2013. Senior Lecturer in English and Applied Linguistics (Maître de Conférences). Erudi, Université de Lorraine (formerly CTU, Université Nancy 2)

1997-1999. Associate Lecturer (Maître de Conférences Associé). Faculté de Médecine, Université Henri Poincaré

1994-1999. Translator – patents, contracts, international relations (part-time). MDz Technologie de la Flamme

1992-1994. Lecteur in English. Cuces-Universités Nancy 1 & Nancy 2

1989-1991. Teacher then Director of Studies. ELS International House, Paris

1986-1987. Assistant in English. Collèges de Huningues et de Village Neuf, Alsace



2014-. Elected (twice or three times, not sure any more) vice-président of AFLA (Association Française de Linguistique Appliquée), the French affiliate of AILA

2012-. Elected (twice) member of the executive committee of EuroCALL (the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning), now co-opted as editor of ReCALL.

2010-.  Co-opted member of the executive committee of TaLC (Teaching and Language Corpora)

2010-2016. Elected (three times) member of the executive committee of GERAS (Groupe d’Études et de Recherches en Anglais de Spécialité)

2009-2013. President of CorpusCALL (corpus SIG for EuroCALL)

Current member of:

  • AFLA: Association Française de Linguistique Appliquée
  • BAAL: British Association of Applied Linguistics
  • EuroCALL: European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • GERAS: Groupe d’Études et de Recherches en Anglais de Spécialité
  • SAES: Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur



2013-. Editor of ReCALL, an international journal with a 2019 impact factor of 1.842 (Thompson Reuters) and ranked 31st on the JCR list for linguistics. (Previously as co-editor with with Françoise Blin 2013-2016.)

Member of scientific committees for:

Occasional reviewer (2015-) for:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Australian Review of Applied Linguistics
  • Calico Journal
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
  • Journal of Educational Technology & Society
  • Journal of English as a Lingua Franca
  • Journal of Second Language Writing
  • Language Learning
  • Language Teaching Research
  • Language Teaching
  • Linguistik
  • Modern Language Journal
  • Open Educational Practices
  • Recherche et Pratiques Pédagogiques en Langues de Spécialité (Cahiers de l’APLIUT)
  • Research in Corpus Linguistics
  • System


2018-. Director of the ATILF. This means I’m an automatic member at the UL of the Conseil de Pôle scientifique CLCS (grouping of research units in human and social sciences), Conseil de la Maison des sciences de l’homme Lorraine, and the Conseil de l’École doctorale SLTC (human and social sciences).

2018-. Member of the Conseil d’UFR Lansad (Unité de Formation et de Recherche: Langues pour Spécialistes d’Autres Disciplines) – something between a department and a faculty for teaching languages to specialists of other disciplines at the UL.

2018-. Member of the Conseil de perfectionnement for the Master’s degree in Linguistics, Université de Lorraine.

2016-2017. Assistant director of the ATILF.

2015-.  Member of the Conseil de Collegium Interface (administrative committee for three teaching units)

2014-.  Assistant director of the UFR Lansad; the recently created UFR includes three departments within the collegium and is the first of its kind in France

2013-.  Member of the ATILF Conseil de direction scientifique (scientific committee), which advises on all research-related issues

2012-.  Member of the ATILF Équipe de direction élargie (administrative committee), which advises the Director on the running of the research laboratory

2012-.  Director of the Crapel – Didactique des Langues et Sociolinguistique; this research group is part of the ATILF and consists of 18 full-time Professors and Lecturers conducting research in the fields of language teaching and sociolinguistics

2012-2013. Member of the Conseil de Collegium Arts, lettres, langues (administrative committee for the Faculty of Arts, French and Languages)

2011-2012. Member of the ATILF Conseil de Laboratoire (research unit advisory committee)

2010-2013. Director of studies for the Erudi Master’s degrees in English (Mondes Anglophones – Tourisme et Enseignement)

2000-2013. Member of the Erudi Departmental Committee

2000-2006. Member of the CTU Validations Committee

2000-2005. Director of studies for the CTU Master’s degrees in English



There are so many other things that could be mentioned (conference organisation or scientific committees, recruitment panels, etc.) which, while important, are frankly not worth listing here; some are in the news and blog for recent years.