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: to open up 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 compartmentalisation of its disciplines. The pooling of data, research methods and dedicated teams gives unparalleled scope to the work carried out there and opens up new perspectives in the understanding of the issues related to language.
The Labex EFL training program is a strong and central component of its identity focused on excellence. It is intended primarily for Master’s students, PhD students, but also for confirmed researchers who revolve around the Labex and the organizations that make it up. From seminars to thematic schools, through high-level courses or conferences, the Labex EFL offers a wide range of training activities.
Resolutely international, the Labex EFL 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). These partnerships result in numerous mobility grants for PhD students, as well as frequent lectures by visiting professors via the International Labex Chair.
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The aim of the Labex EFL is to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research within Linguistics and related fields. Specific interest is given to empirical foundations (corpus analysis and experimental methods) of linguistic research. The EFL project is now launching its 7th call for applications for visiting professors.read more