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A long time ago, coming from a not so far away country, Emmanuelle joined Aston University as a language assistant. Her desire to become a better teacher spurred her into embarking on a part-time PhD on ‘The Acquisition of French Past Tenses by Anglophone Learners’, while starting an appointment as a teaching fellow.

This got the ball rolling for a long-standing interest in all things verbal. Emmanuelle has extensively published on French tenses, their use and their evolution both on her own and in collaboration. Her research is inspired by authentic linguistic data and she has been a prolific corpus gatherer over the years and has received a number of grants for that purpose. Her current projects include a monograph on the French passé simple, work on the go- and come-periphrases with Professor Jacques Bres (Montpellier 3), a British Academy research project on French in Brussels with Professor Florence Lefebvre (Paris 3, Sorbonne nouvelle) and Dr Anne Dister (St Louis), and she is planning a study of trilingual language acquisition (featuring her son!) with Professor Tijana Asic (Kragujevac / Belgrade).

Emmanuelle is keen to share her passion for languages with colleagues and students alike. Indeed, she has been involved in the Association for French Language Study (of which she is currently the President) since 2001 to promote French in academia, and she has organised over 10 academic conferences at Aston. She also likes to share her research in class, and to make her students budding researchers! At the University level, she was instrumental in the development of the University Wide Language Programme (that she has been heading since 2007) and initiated the launch of Languages for All, a scheme that was shortlisted for the Guardian University Awards 2013.

Research Interests

  • Tense, aspect and mood in French as a first and a second language
  • French language (history and evolution)
  • French in Belgium and in Brussels

Teaching Activity

  • French Language Skills (LF1005) (course convenor)
  • Hiistoire de la langue française (LF2014)
  • Contemporary French (LF3007)
  • Intepreting French (LI3203)

PhD Supervision

  • Inès Saddour: The expression of simultaneity in Tunisian Arabic L1, French L1 and French L2 by Tunisian Arabic adult learners 
  • Said Djama Dirie (2011-): Market Languages in the Horn of Africa. 
  • Qiaochao Zhang (2009- :Developing a Pedagogical Framework for teaching the Chinese aspect marking system – a comparative study of translation method and communication method

Qualifications

  • PhD: The Acquisition of French past tenses by tutored Anglophone advanced learners: is aspect enough? (Aston University 2003)
  • Master degree: Licence spéciale en science de l’information et de la documentation (Université libre de Bruxelles). Grade: distinction
  • Certificat d’aptitude à l’enseignement du français, langue étrangère (Institut de Phonétique de l’ULB): grade scientifique. (Teaching French as a second language)
  • Agrégation de l’Enseignement secondaire supérieur (ULB). Grade: grande distinction. (Teaching French as a first language)
  • Licence (4 year course) en philologie romane (ULB). Grade: grande distinction.

Responsibilities

Director of the University Wide Language Programme (2007-2014)

Acting Director of PG Research Programme (2015)

Contact Details

Room: NW903
Phone: 0121 204 3773
Email: e.labeau@aston.ac.uk

External positions

2012

… → 2016

2013, Open University

… → 2017

2009 -2013, University of the West of England

Keywords

  • PC Romance languages

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narration Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
genre Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
semantics Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
France Social Sciences
event Social Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

Le futur antérieur périphrastique

Labeau, E., 16 Apr 2019, In : Langue Française. 2019/1, 201, p. 79-94

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

indication
electronics
language
Values
Co-text

Texting the Future in Belgium and Québec: Present matters

Tremblay, M., Blondeau, H. & Labeau, E., 1 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of French Language Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Belgium
present
Belgian
dialect
linguistics

Des constructions de aller et de venir grammaticalisés en auxiliaires

Brès, J. & Labeau, E., 25 Sep 2018, 19, p. 49-86 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Periphrases
Motion Verbs
Verbs
Grammaticalization
Mitigation

La grammaticalisation des périphrases en aller et venir dans les langues romanes

Labeau, E. (ed.) & Brès, J. (ed.), 25 Sep 2018, 19

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

De l'auxiliaire venir à (+ infinitif)

Brès, J. & Labeau, E., 1 Jun 2017, In : Le Français Moderne. 2017, 1, p. 126-144 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interaction
Interaction
Prepositions
Presenters
Actualization

Thesis

Relating two simultaneous events in discourse: the role of on-goingness devices in L1 Tunisian Arabic, L1 French and L2 French by Tunisian learners

Author: Saddour, I., Sep 2010

Supervisor: Labeau, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

The acquisition of French past tenses by tutored anglophone advanced learners : is aspect enough?

Author: Labeau, E., Sep 2002

Supervisor: Larrivee, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Prizes

Back for the future of the Cor[us de francais parle a Bruxelles

Emmanuelle Labeau (Recipient), Oct 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Ordinary Member

Emmanuelle Labeau (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

Ordinary Member

Emmanuelle Labeau (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

President

Emmanuelle Labeau (Recipient), Sep 2011

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2004 2015

Eurosla 25

Emmanuelle Labeau (Participant)
2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Invited talk

Emmanuelle Labeau (Speaker)
Apr 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Language Variation and Change (Journal)

Emmanuelle Labeau (Peer reviewer)
May 2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Association for French Language Studies

Emmanuelle Labeau (Participant)
2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (External organisation)

Emmanuelle Labeau (Member)
20122015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network