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:


VC4 Variation and contact between closely related languages

Leaders : Isabelle Léglise, Stefano Manfredi This project aims at developing a fine-grained analysis of the contact dynamics involving closely related languages. Based on heterogeneous (i.e. multistylistic and multidialectal) corpora, it has for ambition to typologize...

VC3 Syntactic variation in creole languages

Leaders : Stefano Manfredi, Nicolas Quint One of the main problems in typologizing syntactic structures on the basis of (semi)spontaneous data is represented by the high degree of individual variation affecting these structures. This is especially true for creole...

VC1 Languages, dialects and isoglosses of West Asia

Leaders : Anaïd Donabedian, Pollet Samvelian The configuration of West Asia is valuable for modelling the notion of linguistic area and the interaction of dialectology/contact/typology . The project has internationally recognised skills (Armenian, Iranian languages)...

GL8 Extended grammars

Leader : Emilie Aussant The history of language description can be seen as a major, more or less successful, undertaking of adaptation of linguistic tools initially shaped to describe or represent a (very) small amount of languages: of the many thousands of languages...

GL6 Text corpora for Mande languages

Leader : Valentin Vydrin This operation, which has started in the first phase of the LABEX, is reaching a stage of maturity. During the first stage main electronic tools necessary for the functioning of the parallel corpora, syntactically annotated corpora and...

GL5 Morphosyntax in discourse

Leaders : Katharina Haude, Tatiana Nikitina Based on discourse corpora of genealogically and typologically distinct languages, we investigate the grammatical constructions that speakers actually use when describing events – in particular, events involving two or more...

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?