Keynote Speakers

Gaëtanelle Gilquin

Gaëtanelle Gilquin (PhD UCLouvain) is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at UCLouvain. She is the director of several corpus projects such as the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage (LINDSEI), a collaborative project between some 25 universities internationally, and the Process Corpus of English in Education (PROCEED), a new type of learner corpus which reproduces the writing process through screencasting and keylogging. She is the co-editor-in-chief of the Corpora and Language in Use series and an associate editor of the Cambridge Elements in Corpus Linguistics series. She is one of the editors of the Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research and the author of several publications dealing with corpus linguistics, and in particular learner corpus research. Her research interests include corpus linguistics and learner corpus research, cognitive linguistics and construction grammar, the combination of corpora and experimentation, varieties of English and the link between New Englishes and Learner Englishes, as well as writing processes and writing fluency in L1 and L2.

Ilmari Ivaska

Ilmari Ivaska (PhD Turku) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages at the University of Turku. His research interests revolve around methods in corpus linguistics, particularly crosslinguistic and quantitative contrastive research designs in the context of learner, mediated, and heritage language varieties. Most of Ivaska’s work addresses the forms linguistic variation takes in the outcome, the sources to which it can or has been attributed, as well as the effects it may have in language reception. He has published numerous articles on Finnish as a learner and heritage language, and on the commonalities and differences between learner language and translated language focusing on English, Finnish, and Italian. An important strand in Ivaska’s research stems from the typological nature of Finnish as a language with complex inflectional paradigms, and the resulting fact that it often diverges drastically from L2 Finnish learners’ earlier language repertoire. This has often led him to approach learner language from the point of view of cross-linguistic influences and to explore typologically motivated patterning in learner language production. In addition, Ivaska is interested in academic learner language and especially situations where the learned language is not, contrary to the majority of research in the field, a lingua franca. Such situations provide additional layers of complexity, both in terms of learners’ individual motivation for learning, and in terms of the overall language repertoires these learners possess and make use of.

Cristóbal Lozano

Cristóbal Lozano (PhD Essex) is currently Associate Professor in English Applied Linguistics at the Universidad de Granada (Spain). His main research interests are Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, and Learner Corpus Research. He heads BilinguaLab (Laboratory of language Acquisition and Processing in bilinguals) and directs two learner corpora: CEDEL2 (Corpus de Español como L2) since 2006, a freely-available and large corpus of L2 Spanish learners coming from eleven different L1 backgrounds (English, Greek, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, etc) and also COREFL (Corpus of English as a Foreign Language). His workgroup also manages, a website where learners and natives from different and diverse L1s can participate in the corpora. Dr. Lozano is currently the Principal Investigator of ANACOREX, a research project that focuses on the acquisition of anaphora and reference in L2 Spanish and L2 English. He advocates for the triangulation of corpus methods and psycholinguistic experimental methods (reaction time, eye tracking) to better understand the language of bilinguals and L2 learners.