Invited Professors

As part of the Labex EFL International Chair call, a dozen professors or high-level researchers with an international reputation, specialized in one of Labex’s research fields, can be awarded an annual Labex EFL Chair. The recipients of the Chair are welcomed by one of Labex’s partner teams for 4 weeks and can enjoy the environment. They participate in the life of this team or Labex labs during the duration of their stay and may be asked to interact with doctoral candidates Labex EFL. They provide a weekly two-hour doctoral seminar on a research topic that contributes significantly to the EFL project.

Since 2012, 55 professors have benefited from a Labex EFL Chair:


Gender and/or race in codeswitching (VC5)

Our LABEX VC5 project Towards a typology of Codeswitching through multifactorial analysis of plurilingual corpora is dedicated to the broad study of plurilingual or heteroglossic practices – also identified in the literature as instances of codeswitching, codemixing,...

Missionary Linguistics: Diego Collado’s work on Japanese (GL8)

Missionary linguistics has been largely neglected in the main studies on the history of linguistics. This situation is gradually changing since 1990, when international conferences were organized (Paris, Berlin, and later the OsProMil Conferences). Considerable...

Non-canonical inflection in Mesoamerican languages (GL4)

The candidate will produce doctoral research to enrich our typological knowledge of inflectional complexity in Mesoamerican languages, by studying deviations from « canonical inflection » (Corbett, 2007, 2015) on novel data from an under-described Mesoamerican...

Job offer : 3-year doctoral project at LABEX-EFL, Paris, France

The LABEX-EFL (Laboratory of Excellence Empirical Foundations in Linguistics; recrutes a doctoral candidate for a full-time (100%) three-year position in General Linguistics, with a salary of approximately 1,700 EUR (after...

Chaire Internationale Labex EFL - Liste complète des professeurs invités

COOPERRobinUniversité de Gothenburg (Suède)Computational Linguistics
KINGSTONJohnUniversité du Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)Relationships between Phonetics and phonology, applying the methods of laboratory phonology
KROLLJudithUniversité de Pennsylvanie (USA)Psychology, Linguistics, and Women's Studies
HYMANLarry MUniversité de Berkeley (USA)Linguistics, phonology, and particular interest in African languages
FODORJanetGraduate Center, City University of New York (USA)Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, human sentence processing, learnability theory and L1 acquisition.
SEKERINAA. IrinaCollege of Staten Island (USA)Eye Tracking in Language processing
LAPPINShalomKing’s college London (Royaume-Uni)Formal and computational semantics, Computational linguistics, natural language processing
BRESNANJoanUniversité de Stanford (USA)Syntax, Linguistic Typology, Dynamics of Probabilistic Grammar, Lexical-Functional Grammar
GIBSONEdward AMassachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)Cognitive Sciences
BESTCatherineUniversité de Sydney (Australie)Speech perception, phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics, cross-language
BIALYSTOKEllenUniversité de York (Royaume-Uni)Effect of language and bilingualism on cognition across the lifespan
CLARKEveUniversité de Stanford (USA)Acquisitional principles in word-formation compared across children and languages
ESLINGJohnUniversité de Victoria (Canada)Articulatory, Auditory and Experimental Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, TESL, TEFL, Dialectology
FRAJZYNGIERZygmuntUniversité du Colorado (USA)Semantics of grammatical systems, Linguistic typology, Chadic and Afroasiatic languages
FRAZIERLynUniversité du Massachussets, Amherst (USA)Adult language comprehension, including syntactic processing and syntax-prosody
PATERJoeUniversité du Massachussets, Amherst (USA)Phonology (the sound systems of language) and on the acquisition of phonology
SUMBATOVANinaUniversity for the Humanities, Moscow (Russie)Languages and Linguistics, Caucasian Studies, and Syntax
VASISHTHShravanUniversité de Potsdam (Allemagne)Speaker, Language Cluster, Cognitive Science
HALEJohnUniversité de Cornell (USA)Automaton Theories of Human Sentence Comprehension.
LIBERMANMarkUniersité de Pennsylvanie (USA)Rhythm and meter: Phonetics, phonology, typology.
STAUBAdrianUniversité du Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)Interpreting Predictability Effects in Reading
ECKERTPenelopeUniversité de Stanford (USA)The Quantitative Study of Sociolinguistic Variation
BIRDSONGDavidUniversité du Texas (USA)Language Dominance in Bilingualism
GAFOSAdamantiosUniversité de Potsdam (Allemagne)Issues in Phonology and its relations to Morphology and Phonetics
PLAGIngoUniversité de Düsseldorf (Allemagne)Spoken Morphology : Morpho-Phonology revisited
Van Der AUWERAJohanUniversité d'Anvers (Belgique)Concepts and explanation : two double complexities
ACKERMANFarrellUniversité de Californie - San Diego (USA)Development, Morphological Organization and Learnability
BLEVINSJulietteGraduate Center, City University of New York (USA)Evolutionary Phonology and Sound Change Typology
COHNAbigailUniversité de Cornell (USA)Where Empiricism and Theory Meet: Experimental Phonology
DEDIUDanMax Plank Institute (Pays-Bas)Language, genes and evolution 
ELLISNickUniversité du Michigan (USA)Language Usage, Acquisition, and Processing: Corpus Investigations of Construction Grammar
GOLDBERGAdeleUniversité de Princeton (USA)Constructionist Approaches to Language
HEALEYPatrickUniversity Queen Mary Londres (Royaume-Uni)Empirical Foundations of Dialogue
KLUENDERRobertUniversité de San Diego (USA)The Role of Working Memory in Syntactic Representation and Processing
KOENIGEckeartFree university Berlin (Allemagne)Towards a typology of minor lexical categories
LEGENDREGéraldineUniversité John Hopkins (USA)Early acquisition of morphosyntax
VOGELIreneUniversité du Delaware (USA)Properties of Prosodic Prominence and Contrast – cross-linguistic and typological perspectives 
CRISTOFAROSoniaUniversité de Pavie (Italie)Typology, diachrony and language description
McDONOUGHJoyceUniversité de Rochester (USA)The Paradigmatic Lexicon : The Navajo verbal complex in Word & Pattern morphology
MICHAELISSusanneUniversité de Leipzig (Allemagne)Creole languages and linguistic typology
OBLERLoraineGraduate Center, City University of New York (USA)Language in Healthy Aging and the Dementias
RIEMERNickUniversité de Sydney (Australie)Epistémologies de la linguistique comparée
TROTZKEAndreasUniversité de Stanford (USA)The grammar of not-at-issue meaning
VERHOEVENElisabethUniversité de Humboldt ( Allemagne)Cross-linguistic investigation of argument structure
WHALENDouglasGraduate Center, City University of New York (USA)The Uses of Phonetic Variability
GOLDSTEINLouisUniversité de Californie du Sud (USA)Recent Developments in Articulatory Phonology
HOHLEBarbaraUniversité de Potsdam (Allemagne)Phonological information in language development and language processing
KATZJoshuaUniversité de Princeton (USA)Marginal Linguistic Phenomena
KEENANEdward L.Université de San Diego (USA)Syntactic Typology 
KOENIGJean-PierreUniversité de Buffalo (USA)Semantic similarity in language and processing 
LEVYRogerMassachussets Institute of Technology (USA)modélisation probabiliste des traitements langagiers et de leur acquisition
MADDIESONIanUniversité du Nouveau Mexique (USA)Complexité phonétique et phonologie
MATRASYaronUniversité de Manchester (Royaume-Uni)Typology and dynamics of linguistic systems : Contact linguistics
SCHEEPERSChristophUniversité de Glasgow (Royaume-Uni)Generalized mixed effects models for the analysis of experimental data
SHIRAIYasuhiroUniversité Case Western Reserve (USA)Where do universals of language acquisition, processing, and disorders come from?