My research deals primarily with the cognitive processes of speech production and comprehension and their linguistic traces in the speech flow, focusing on disfluencies and discourse markers. I use corpus-based and experimental methods to address issues such as first and second language fluency and conversational alignment. I have also developed a number of methodological frameworks to systematically explore the forms and functions of these elements in spoken corpora.
At the UGent, I'm an assistant professor of French Linguistics, Business Communication in French and French for specific purposes.
My teaching activities are spread over three parts: