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Professor Aidan Coveney

Contribution to discipline

The Association for French Language Studies:

I am a long-standing member of the AFLS, and have been a member of various committees since 1996, including six years as Chair of the Research Committee.

Editorial and Refereeing:

I have served previously as Co-Editor of the Journal of French Language Studies (CUP), and have been a member of the JFLS Advisory Editorial Board since 2006. I have also been a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Sociolinguistics (Blackwell/Wiley) and the French Studies Bulletin (OUP). I have acted as a Referee for several other international journals: Language Variation and Change; Language in Society; Language Sciences; Canadian Journal of Linguistics; Studies in Second Language Acquisition; Bilingualism: Language and Cognition; Transactions of the Philological Society; French Studies; Francophonie. I have served as Referee/Reader of books for various publishers, including John Benjamins, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge.

External Examining of higher degrees:

For the universities of: Newcastle upon Tyne, Kent, Trinity College Dublin, Université de Paris X Nanterre, Orléans, Essex, UWE Bristol, Queens University Belfast, Neuchatel (CH).

Innovations in Research Methodology:

I pioneered the digitisation of European Spoken French corpora, and variationist research into French interrogatives.