Emmanuelle Labeau is a Senior Lecturer in French Language and Linguistics at Aston University (Birmingham UK). Director of tje University Wide Language Programme (2007-2014) and founder of Languages for All (shortlisted by the Guardian University Awards 2013 in the ‘Student Experience’ category), she has a keen personal and professional interest in multilingualism.
Active supporter of French in UK, in particular as the President (2011-2015) of the Association for French Language Studies, she is interested by the contacts between Romance and Germanic languages. Originally from Belgium, she was bound to develop an interest in Brussels, a unique language melting pot. She has been studying language questions in Belgium since the very beginning of her academic career (Labeau 1999) and she has led two corpus collection projects funded by the Délégation Générale à la Langue Française et aux Langues de France. For more info, please consult her personal page.
Anne Dister teaches French and General Linguistics at Université Saint-Louis, in Brussels. She is also a member of the Conseil de la langue française et de la politique linguistique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, where she chairs the feminisation commission that has just published the third edition of the feminisation guide.
As a specialist in corpus collection and formatting, she worked for the Cental and the Valibel research entres at the Université catholique de Louvain. She also contributed to Rhapsodie ANR. In addition to linguistic feminisation, her research interests encompass French spelling – its difficulties, its representations and the reform projects. She is currently working on a corpus of several thousands of spelling tests by pupils in their final year at primary school.
The CFPP2000 team: Sonia Branca-Rossoff, Serge Fleury, Florence Lefeuvre et Mat Pires