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.
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Tom Güldemann – “Areal linguistics in Africa before a new approach to its genealogical language classification” – Chaire Internationale 2019
Lecture 1: "African language classification beyond Greenberg" The widely accepted genealogical classification of African languages to date is Greenberg’s (1963) scheme that comprises just four indigenous super-families, namely Khoisan, Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, and...read more
Le Symposium annuel du Labex EFL aura lieu le mercredi 26 juin 2019 à partir de 9h30 à l’INALCO.read more
Deuxième rencontre avec un doctorant ayant bénéficié de la bourse de mobilité du labex EFL. Aujourd’hui, c’est Eric qui nous raconte sur séjour de travail à UCLA (Californie).read more