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Name: Elisabeth (Liesbeth) Degand
Place and date of birth: Leuven, 7 February 1967
Nationality: belgian
Marital status: maried, 4 children
Professional address: Université catholique de Louvain
                     Institut Langage & Communication
                     Centre VALIBEL – Discours & Variation
                     Place B. Pascal, 1, boîte L3.03.33
                     1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
                     e-mail: liesbeth.degand@uclouvain.be
                     Tel. +32 (0)10 474982
                     Fax. +32 (0)10 473035
                     URL : http://www.uclouvain.be/304220.html

Current academic position

Senior research associate at FRS-FNRS (maître de recherche) ; part-time professor at
the Faculty of Arts (Université catholique de Louvain)

Education

PhD in Dutch linguistics, Université catholique de Louvain, Maxima cum laude, 1997
Title: A situation-based approach to causation with some implications for text
generation"
Co-promoters: L. Beheydt (UCL) and J. Bateman (Bremen, Germany)
Secondary school teacher (Agrégée de l'enseignement secondaire supérieur),
Université catholique de Louvain, 1990
MA in German and Dutch studies, Université catholique de Louvain, Maxima cum
laude, 1989

Previous academic positions

Research assistant, Projet GENESE, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), 1990-
1992.
Research assisant, Project KOMET, IPSI-GMD Darmstadt, Germany (European ESPRIT
project 6665), February-September 1993
PhD researcher, Belgian National Scientific Research Fund (FRS-FNRS), 1993-1997
Post-doctoral researcher at FRS-FNRS, 1997-2001
Invited part-time assistant professor UCL, 1997-2001
Research associate at FRS-FNRS, 2001-2010
Part-time associate professor, UCL, 2001-2009

Current (administrative) positions at UCL

Head of the Research Institute for Language and Communication (30 staff members,
60 researchers)
Coordinator of research with the vice-chancelor for the humanities (10 research
institutes)
Member of the strategic board for Euraxess
Previous (administrative) positions at UCL

Head of the MA in Linguistics program (2003-2010)
International exchanges coordinator with the Department for Germanic studies (2003-
2008)
Member of the International relations board with the Faculty of Arts (2004-2008)
Head of the Doctoral Board for Literature and Linguistics (2004-2009)

Research stays abroad

Guest researcher, IPSI-GMD Darmstadt, Germany ; October-December 1991
Guest researcher, Information Technology Research Institute, University of Brighton;
April 1993.
Guest researcher, IPSI-GMD Darmstadt, Germany ; January 1995
Marie Curie post-doctoral Research fellow, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL/OTS),
Universiteit Utrecht, August 1998-February 1999

University courses taught

Semantics and Pragmatics, Discourse analysis, Linguistic theories, Psycholinguistics,
Scientific writing, Dutch linguistics

Principal areas of research

Discourse markers and connectives, cohesion and coherence, grammaticalization,
intersubjectification, corpus analysis, spoken vs. written language, genres and
registers, discourse segmentation

Promotion of PhDs

Julien Perrez: Connectieven, Tekstbegrip en Vreemde-taalverwerving. Een studie van
de impact van causale en contrastieve connectieven op het begrijpen van teksten in
het Nederlands als vreemde taal ( 2 November 2006, UCL)
Susanne Hempel: A qualitative analysis of organisational metadiscourse markers in L1
and L2
Alain Ngoy N’dombe : Development And Language Critical Awareness In Congo
(D.R.C) : An Illustration Based On The Gospel In English (5 July 2010, Université de
Lubumbashi)
Anne Küppers: The linguistic impact of putting the news online.
Deniz Uygur: L’émergence des marqueurs discursifs en périphérie droite.
Federica Ciabarri : Etude typologique des marqueurs discursifs périphériques : Le cas
de l’anglais, de l’italien et du hongrois.
Thomas Van Damme

Member of PhD committee

Nicolas Roebben (UCL), 5/2004 : Etude de l’impact des connecteurs de cause sur la
compréhension de textes expositifs.
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (UCL), 4/2004: Corpus-based cognitive study of the main English
causative verbs. A syntactic, semantic, lexical and stylistic approach.
Ninke Stukker (Universiteit Utrecht), 2/12/2005: Causality marking across levels of
language structure.
Birgit Bekker (Universiteit van Tilburg), 3/2/2006: De feiten verdraaid. Over
tekstvolgorde, talige markering en sprekerbetrokkenheid
Sophie Piérard (UCL), 22/06/2007: Les anaphores possessives et les adverbiaux
temporels comme marqueurs de la structure du discours
Christelle Cosme (UCL), septembre 2007 : Clause Linking across Languages. A
corpus-based study of coordination and subordination in English, French and Dutch.
Lydia-Mai Ho-Dac (Toulouse-Le Mirail), novembre 2007 : La position initiale dans
l'organisation du discours : exploration en corpus (rapporteur)
Marion Laignelet (Toulouse-le-Mirail), septembre 2009 : Associer analyse syntaxique
et analyse discursive pour le repérage automatique d’informations potentiellement
obsolescentes dans des documents encyclopédiques
Pieter Byloo (Universiteit Antwerpen), novembre 2009 : Modality and Negation: a
corpus-based study
Lotte Tavechio (VU Amsterdam), April 2010: Sentence Patterns in English and Dutch.
A contrastive corpus analysis
Mariane Vergez-Couret (Toulouse-le-Mirail), Novembre 2010: La relation
d’élaboration.
Kirsten Vis (Vu Amsterdam), 14 June 2011, "Subjectivity in news discourse. A corpus
linguistic analysis of informalization".
Thomas François (UCL), October 2011, Les apports du traitement automatique du
langage à la lisibilité en français langue étrangère

Past and ongoing research projects (last 10 years)

      Functional description and experimental study of discourse markers in order to
       enhance text readability. Comparison of production and comprehension, spoken
       and written discourse, and French and Dutch (funded by the Fonds de
       Recherche Fondamentale collective - FRFC/FNRS). In collaboration with Yves
       Bestgen (UCL), Ted Sanders (Utrecht University), Wilbert Spooren (VU,
       Amsterdam), 2002-2005.
      Etude linguistique et psycholinguistique des marqueurs discursifs en langue
       maternelle et en langue seconde (funded by the UCL) ; 2002-2006.
      Constrastive study of discourse markers in Dutch and French in terms of
       Speaker Involvement (funded by the Fonds de Recherche Fondamentale
       collective - FRFC/FNRS). In collaboration with Henk Pander Maat (Utrecht
       University); 2003-2005
      Foreign language learning: Phraseology and Discourse". (funded by the
       Communauté française de Belgique, projet d'Action de Recherches
       Concertées) ; 2003-2008.
      Leerdercorpus Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (funded by Nederlandse Taalunie);
       2004-2005.
      Etablissement d'une procédure de segmentation du discours oral en unités
       minimales sur base de l'interaction de critères syntaxiques et prosodiques
       (funded by the Fonds de Recherche Fondamentale collective - FRFC/FNRS). In
       collaboration with Anne Catherine Simon (UCL); 2007-2008.
      Grammaticalization and Intersubjectification (funded by Belgian Federal
       Government, Pôle d'attraction interuniversitaire). In collaboration with the
       Universities of Antwerpen, Leuven, Gent, Hannover, and The Royal Museum of
       Central Africa; 2007-2011.
      The Transformation of the relationship with information in
       multimediacommunication (funded by the Communauté française de Belgique,
       projet d'Action de Recherches Concertées). In collaboration with Benoît
       Grevisse, Gérard Derèze, Philippe Verhaegen (all UCL), Claire Lobet, Etienne
       Montero (FUNDP, Namur); 2008-2012.
      L’émergence des marqueurs discursifs en périphérie gauche (funded by UCL
       Research Council) ; 2010-2012.
      Périphérie gauche des unités de discours : analyse syntaxique, prosodique et
       fonctionnelle et étude de l’impact sur la macro-organisation du discours
       (funded by the Fonds de Recherche Fondamentale collective - FRFC/FNRS). In
       collaboration with Anne Catherine Simon (UCL); 2011-2014.

Research boards

Member of the “Language and Literature” commission of the Flemish Scientific
Research Fund (FWO): 2007-2009.
Member of the “Linguistics” commission of the Flemish Scientific Research Fund
(FWO): 2010-2013.
External expert for the evaluation of research projects submitted with the Agence
Nationale de Recherche (ANR, France) (2007, 2008, 2010; 2012: Rapporteur for Call
on ANR Corpus ; Fonds National Suisse (2007), Bereichsforschungskommission
Sozial-und Geisteswissenschaften Universität Bremen (2008), Nederlandse
Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (VIDI 2009; Comprehensible
Language and Effective Communication Call 2011- 25 projects)

Scientific/Editorial boards

Member of Advisory board Functions of language (2000-2003)
Member of Editorial Board Nederlandse Taalkunde (2002-2005)
Member of Scientific Committee DISCOURS
Member of Scientific Committee CogniTextes
Editor of Book Series Corpora and Language in Use (Presses Universitaires de
Louvain), with Sylviane Granger

Regular reviewing for wide range of international journals: Journal of Pragmatics,
Journal of Lexicography, Journal of Applied Linguistics, Canadian Journal of Applied
Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Journal of Research in Reading Discours, Discourse
Processes,

Reviewing for international publishers: Benjamins (Pragmatics and Beyond New
Series), Emerald, Mouton/De Gruyter

Conference convenor (last 10 years)

Workshop on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Discourse (Mad'01)”, Ittre (Belgium), 4-
7 August, 2001.
Multidiscplinary Approaches to Discourse, Driebergen (The Netherlands), 22-25
October 2003, with Wilbert Spooren (V.U. Amsterdam), Luuk Lagerwerf (V.U.
Amsterdam)
ABLA symposium, 11 April 2008, Louvain-la-Neuve
Panel « Grammaticalisation, Pragmaticalisation and Subjectification » at the
Conference « New reflections on Grammaticalisation 4 », 17-19 July 2008
Panel « Disentangling discourse markers and modal particles : Two sides of the same
coin » at IPRA, July 2011, Manchester with Bert Cornillie (KULeuven) and Paola
Pietrandrea (U.Roma3)
Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Text Structuring, Louvain-la-Neuve, 16-
18 November 2011, with Catherine Bolly.

Invitations as (keynote) speaker
Conjoint perspectives on text, 18-20/3/2004 ; Nicosie, Chypre
Symposium : "La place des méthodes quantitatives dans le travail du linguiste", 2-
3/06/2004, Toulouse, France.
ATALA symposium, 22/06/2004, La Rochelle, France.
International workshop on Causality in discourse and cognition.14-16/01/2009,
Utrecht, Pays-bas.
Symposium « Unités syntaxiques », 19 mars 2010, Paris, France. (with Anne
Catherine Simon)
Symposium « Position initiale et perspective textuelle », 9-10 avril 2010, Lyon,
France.
Symposium « Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw », Gent, 19/10/2010

Member of scientific committee of International Conferences (last 10 years)
Document Design Conference, 22-24 January 2004, Tilburg University (The
Netherlands)
ACL04 Workshop on Discourse Annotation, 25-26 July 2004, Barcelona, Spain
SEM-05, 14-15 November 2005, Biarritz
Discourse and Document, Caen (France) 15-17 June 2006
« La prise en charge en linguistique », Antwerpen, January 2007
Second International conference of the Association Française de Linguistique
Cognitive (AFLiCo), Lille (France), 10-12 May 2007
Colloque International sur le Discours universitaire (Bruxelles, 24-26 avril 2008)
Between Discourse and Grammar, Gent, 23-24 May 2008
MAD’10, March 2010
Vierde GogLingDag, Antwerpen, 17-18 December 2010
Panel « Pragmatique, Interaction, Discours » Congres Mondial de Linguistique
Francaise, juillet 2010, Nouvelle Orleans. (full papers)
GRAMIS, 11-13/11/2010, Bruxelles
Panels « Sémantique » and « Discours et Pragmatique », Congres Mondial de
Linguistique Francaise, juillet 2012, Lyon (full papers).
International Conference on Online Journalism, Panel (Online) Media and Language
Use, October 2012, Bruxelles.

								
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