Last updated on 13 nov. 2022
Published on November 12, 2020 Updated on November 13, 2022

Professor of English and Head of the CeRLA research unit

Areas of interest: lexicology, morphology, word-formation, contact linguistics (lexical and structural borrowing), French/English contrastive linguistics

Personal pages: HAL, Academia, Google Scholar

Research activities

Upcoming publications

Structural borrowing, in M. Aronoff (ed.-in-chief), Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics, New York, Oxford University Press.

Blending, in P. Ackema, S. Bendjaballah, E. Bonet & A. Fábregas (eds), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology, Hoboken (NJ), Wiley.

[with Alexandra Bagasheva & Akiko Nagano (eds)] Competition in word-formation (SLCS series), Amsterdam, Benjamins.

Recent and upcoming conference talks

Isms and ologies : étude exploratoire de la nominalisation par déliaison. Nominalisations (a)typiques Conference. University of Rennes, November 2022.

Affixization and deaffixization in Late Modern English: Reflections from two case studies. Sixth Linguistics and Data Science in Collaboration Conference. University of Tsukuba, January 2023.

[with Adam Renwick] On the emergence of uninflectedness: The case of incipient verbal inflection dropping in present-day French. Workshop on uninflectedness. Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society. University of Cologne, March 2023.
PhD supervision

Current doctoral students

since 2018: Chloé Debouzie, The competition between affixation and conversion: Studying lexical class changes in English and in French (with Akiko Nagano, from the University of Shizuoka)

since 2019: Sophie Kraeber, Le commentaire e-sportif : caractérisation d'un genre discursif contraint ; étude multidimensionnelle sur corpus oral bilingue anglais-français (with Sylvie Hanote, from the University of Poitiers)
  • Undergraduate level: English morphology, English semantics
  • Graduate level: French/English contrastive word-formation, Medical vocabulary, English Phonology, Grammaticalization and language change, Research methods in linguistics
Academic qualifications
  • 1998: Agrégation in English
  • 2006: PhD in linguistics from the University of Lyon, Coordinate compounds in Present-Day English (committee: Pierre Arnaud, Nicolas Ballier, Laurie Bauer, Henri Béjoint, Claude Boisson, Michel Paillard)
  • 2014: Habilitation in linguistics from the University of Paris, English word-formation through the lens of contrastive linguistics (committee: Nicolas Ballier, Pierre Arnaud, Laurie Bauer, John Humbley, François Maniez, Elke Ronneberger-Sibold)
  • since 2015: Professor of English linguistics, School of Modern Languages, University of Lyon