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Dr. Katrien Deroey

Katrien Deroey

Assistant professor/Senior research scientist

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Humanities
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison du Savoir
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSA, E07 0725-140
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9373

Dr Katrien Deroey is an Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. She is Head of English at the university’s language centre, linguistics lecturer in the BA English Studies and a senior research scientist in the research unit ‘Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces’ (IPSE). She has previously worked as a linguistics and EAP lecturer at universities in Belgium, the UK and Vietnam.

Her main research interests are lecture discourse, English Medium Instruction and lecturer training. Her corpus linguistic research into lecture discourse aims to inform the design of authentic lecture listening EAP materials as well as lecturer training. Additionally, she researches multilingual course design for academic speaking and writing.

She is especially interested in supervising PhD candidates in the field of corpus linguistics, lecture discourse, metadiscourse, EMI, and EAP. However, given her varied background in theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, speech and language therapy and pathology, and English language teaching, PhD topics in these fields would generally also be of interest.


Last updated on: Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Academic qualifications

    PhD in Linguistics (2013; Ghent University, Belgium)

    MSc in Human Communication Sciences (2004; Newcastle University, UK)

    MA in Linguistics by research (1995; Newcastle University, UK)

    Diploma in Education (1994; Ghent University, Belgium)

    MA in Linguistics and Literature: Germanic Languages, English -Dutch (1994; Ghent University, Belgium)

Last updated on: 10 Feb 2021

Research Interests

 Lecture discourse

Lecturer training


English Medium Instruction in higher education

Lecture listening and note-taking

Authentic materials design for EAP

English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL)

English for Academic Purposes

Research writing

Multilingual course design for academic language skills teaching

PhD supervision

Nastassia Karavaitsava (2020-) Engagement markers in online EMI lectures.

Research collaborations

Importance marking in EMI lectures, with Jane Helen Johnson, University of Bologna, Italy

Luxembourgish English: phonetics and phonology, with Peter Gilles, University of Luxembourg

The functions of bracketing in university student writing, with Miriam Taverniers, Ghent University, Belgium

The structure of interdisciplinary PhD theses, with Jennifer Skipp, Trier University, Germany

Scientific service

Editorial board member: Journal of English for Academic Purposes

Reviewer: Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, Journal of Pragmatics, TESOL Quarterly, Linguistics and Education, Applied Linguistic Review, Functions of Language, Language Sciences, Lingua, Australian Journal of Linguistics, Text and Talk, ESP across Cultures, English Text Construction

Professional memberships

Bilingual Matters

British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes

European Language Council

Last updated on: 10 Feb 2021

BA English Studies: Linguistics, Grammar, Phonetics, Language Acquisition, dissertation supervision

University Language Centre: Research Article Writing (PhD), Conference Skills (PhD), Writing/EMI Lecturing/Presentation consultations (PhD & staff), Peer Tutor training, Trilingual Presentation Skills (MA)

Last updated on: 10 Feb 2021