Thierry Chanier is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
CALL has been his main research interest over the past 25 years. In 1986, he started applying the NLP approach to language learning issues. In 1995, as a partner in the European project Camille, he developed one the first multimedia CD-ROM for French. He was chief editor of the online CALL journal Alsic.org when first published in 1998. Thierry has been a member of EuroCALL since the creation of the association in 1993 and hosted the EuroCALL conference in 1999 in Besançon, France.
Since this date, his main areas of interest are online language learning, the study of multimodal interaction in synchronous environments, and telecollaborative situations. He coordinated the Mulce project which in 2009 created an open-access repository of Learning & Teaching Corpora (LETEC ; http://repository.mulce.org http://mulce.org ) and is currently developing CMC corpora with other researchers in Linguistics (http://hdl.handle.net/11403/comere ; http://comere.org ) .