Who am I?
I do languages. I work for a university-wide language programme and I am a corpus linguist by trade. I am fluent in English, French, German, and Luxembourgish. I also dabble in several other languages.
- since November 2014: Linguae Mundi Academic Manager at Coventry University
- 2013-2015: Post-Doctoral Research Officer and Sub-Project Coordinator at Leipzig Universität for the project "SMS communication in Switzerland"
- 2014-2015: Project Coordinator for the WhatsApp research project "What's up, Deutschland?"; launch date was: 17 November 2014
- 2014: Content Coordinator for the project "What's up, Switzerland?"; launch date was 01 June 2014
- 2009-2012: Post-Doctoral AHRC Research Officer for "What's Hard in German?" (WHiG) at Bangor University
- 2010-2011: Teaching Fellow in Luxembourg Studies at the University of Sheffield
- 2004-2009: Language Tutor (Luxembourgish, French, German) at the University of Sheffield
- Project Associate at the Universität Zürich
- Research Associtate at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism at Bangor University
- Honorary Research Fellow in Luxembourg Studies at the University of Sheffield
I grew up in Luxembourg and studied the following:
- CELTA at Coventry University
- PhD in Germanic Corpus Linguistics at the University of Sheffield
- MA in Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield
- BA in English Language at Bangor University
- 2 years of English Studies (linguistics and literature) in Luxembourg
You can read about my work on the publications page.
I research corpus linguistics:
- 2013-2015 at the Universität Leipzig for the project "SMS communication in Switzerland"
- 2009-2012 at Bangor University for the project "What's Hard in German?" (WHiG)
- 2005-2009 at the University of Sheffield for my PhD thesis on pragmatic markers in Luxembourgish emails, plays and filmscripts
More about my research on the research page.
My teaching and research interests include:
- corpus linguistics
- quantitative methods in corpus linguistics
- teaching and learning foreign languages
- corpus methods in language teaching and learning
- computer-mediated communication (CMC)
- formulaic language
I also have an "interest for pleasure" in:
- folk linguistics
- constructed languages
- writing scripts