Head of the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Professor Sylviane Granger

Sylviane Granger is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Louvain (Belgium). She is the director of the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, where research activity is focused on the compilation and exploitation of learner corpora and bilingual corpora. In 1990 she launched the International Corpus of Learner English project, which has grown to contain learner writing by learners of English from 19 different mother tongue backgrounds and is the result of collaboration from a large number of universities internationally. She has written numerous articles and (co-)edited several volumes on these topics and gives frequent invited talks, seminars and workshops to stimulate learner corpus research and to promote its application to ELT materials design and development. 

Professor Granger’s publications include Dictionary of English/French Faux Amis (Van Roey, Granger & Swallow 1998), Learner English on Computer (1998), Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching (Granger, Hung & Petch-Tyson eds. 2002), Lexis in Contrast. Corpus-based Approaches (Altenberg & Granger eds 2002) and Corpus-based Approaches to Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies (Granger, Lerot & Petch-Tyson eds. 2003).

Sylviane Granger and Michael Rundell describe the Macmillan-Louvain collaboration: From corpora to confidence – English Teaching Professional – May 2007.pdf


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