December 8, 2016 8:59 am
Michèle Lenoble-Pinson was born in Libramont, in Belgium, in 1943. She was awarded a doctorate of philosophy and arts at the Université catholique de Louvain. She is a professor emeritus of Saint-Louis University, Brussels, an honorary professor of the Council of the European Union, and a teaching linguist, having worked at the High Council of Justice, and later the Institute of Legal Training (IGO-IFJ), in Brussels.
The breadth of her work is such that she was made a member of the Arlon-based Luxembourg Academy, the Conseil international de la langue française (International Council for the French Language), the French Community High Council for the French Language, the Paris-based General Terminology and Neologism Commission (1997-2009), and the specialised Terminology Commission at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris (2005-2009). In addition, she has presided over the Association for the Application of Spelling Recommendations (1996-2014), the Terminology Commission within the Council for the French Language and Language Policy established by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (2008-2012), the Belgian semi-final of the ‘Dictée des Amériques’ dictation and language competition (1995-2009), and the Paris-based Language Modernisation Group (2002-2009). She has also been in charge of the Belgian Spelling Championships since 1992. She has been Vice-President of the Belgian Section of the International Francophone Press Union since 2009. She has been made a Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II (Belgium) and a Knight of the Legion of Honour (France).
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