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Lieven Vandelanotte is associate professor of English linguistics at the University of Namur and research fellow in linguistics at KU Leuven. His main research interests include speech and thought representation, viewpoint and multimodality, (inter)subjectivity, and cognitive-linguistic text analysis.

In addition to around 30 journal articles or book chapters, he published, in 2009, the monograph Speech and Thought Representation in English: A Cognitive-Functional Approach (De Gruyter Mouton).

He has been the editor responsible for the areas of linguistics (since 2010) and literature (since 2012) of the international journal English Text Construction (John Benjamins), and has co-edited 7 books or journal special issues to date: 

Activities in professional service include board membership of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education, as webmaster (since 2006) and as ETC representative (since 2012). Conferences (co-)convened include BAAHE's annual conference (Namur, 2008), the 33rd ICAME conference (Leuven, 2012) and the 2nd Round Table on Communicative Dynamism (Namur, 2016).

At UNamur, admin activities to date include a term as Vice-Dean of Arts (2009-2013), membership of the university-wide Teaching Committee (since 2013) and Further Education Committee (since 2016), and membership of the general assembly, first as faculty representative (2007-2012) and then as elected member (2012-2017), of the university’s development NGO FUCID.

Areas of expertise

  • Viewpoint and multimodality
  • Speech and thought representation
  • The English noun phrase
  • Grammaticalization and (inter)subjectification
  • Functional, cognitive and corpus linguistics
  • Cognitive poetics and linguistic approaches to literature

External responsibilities


PhD in Language and Literature: Germanic Languages, KU Leuven, March 2005

MA in Language and Literature: Germanic Languages (English and Dutch), KU Leuven, July 2000

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Language and Literature, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


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