started out in mathematics and then turned to T&I. He holds doctoral degrees in Japanese and in linguistics. After graduating from ESIT in conference interpreting in 1979, he started teaching translation and interpreting while practicing both and doing research, first on Japanese-into-French translation and translator and interpreter training, gradually extending his interests to interpreting cognition and other translation and interpreting-related topics, at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris, then at Université Lumière Lyon 2, and finally at ESIT, Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle where he is now Professor Emeritus. He has had a long-time interest in the training of T&I researchers, was the 5th CERA Chair professor in 1993 and a co-founder and former president of EST. He is also the founder of the CIRIN network (www.cirinandgile.com) and the editor of its semesterly Bulletin, a member of a number of editorial boards and advisory committees, has published widely and lectures and conducts seminars and workshops in many parts of the world. More information is available under ‘Personal pages’ on the CIRIN site www.cirinandgile.com.
Expertise for tutorials during the CETRA research summer school: Empirical research, topic selection, methodological approaches, research project planning, conference interpreting