The Laboratory of Excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics” (EFL) is an original and ambitious project, which is based on the collaborative work of a consortium of teams of theoretical and applied linguistics. Its goal is to create new perspectives through an integrative approach by promoting the sharing of data, methods and theoretical points of view between various branches of linguistics
Labex EFL is based on a complementary and multidisciplinary approach to linguistics, and seeks to overcome the usual compartmentalization of its disciplines. Research teams dedicated to sharing data and research methods allow for an unparalleled scope to the work carried out. This opens up new perspectives in the understanding of a variety of language-related issues.
The Labex EFL training program is a strong and central component of its excellence-oriented identity. It is intended primarily for Master’s students and PhD students, but also supports linguistic researchers at USPC in acquiring state of the art competences. From seminars to thematic schools, through courses or conferences given by high-level international researchers, the Labex EFL offers a wide range of training activities.
The Labex EFL is a part of a strong international network. It maintains direct links with prestigious and multidisciplinary institutions around the world, such as CSLI Stanford and MIT (USA), the Max Planck Institute Nijmegen (Germany), or the SOAS (England). Our strong international perspective is strengthened by numerous ingoing and outgoing mobility grants for PhD students, as well as frequent lectures by visiting professors via the International Labex Chair.
The Labex in figures
Chaire Internationale 2018 – Yaron Matras : “Typology and dynamics of linguistic systems : Contact linguistics”
Nous accueillons à partir du 06 septembre 2018 le professeur Yaron Matras (University of Manchester – UK) pour une série de quatre séminaires sur le thème “Typology and dynamics of linguistic systems : Contact linguistics”.read more
Nous accueillons en septembre 2018 le professeur Roger Levy (MIT) pour une série de 4 séminaires sur le thème de la modélisation probabiliste des traitements langagiers et de leur acquisition.read more
International Chair 2018 – Christoph Scheepers :”Generalized mixed effectis models for the analysis of experimental data”
From 14th June 2018 we welcome Professor Christoph Scheepers (University of Glasgow – UK) for a series of four seminars on “Generalized mixed effects models for the analysis of experimental data”.read more