EFL International Chair (Paris, France) - 4th call for visiting professors


Context and objectives of the call

The aim of the Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics: data, methods, models” (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 4th call for applications for visiting professors.

The Labex EFL is a nine year project, funded by the French Government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It gathers 12 research teams (Alpage, CRLAO, HTL, Lacito, Lattice, LIPN, Llacan, LLF, LPP-P3, LPP-P5, MII, Sedyl) from 5 members of Sorbonne Paris Cité University (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris Diderot, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris 13 et Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales), in a partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) and the French Research and Development Institute (IRD).

Up to 8 applicants will be selected for the 2016 International Chair “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics”. The selected applicants will join one of the EFL teams. The visiting professor will be located in Paris in one of the most active academic communities for linguistics. He/she is expected to give a series of lectures presenting innovative research in one of the fields of the Labex EFL. The selected candidates will be advised with respect to the organisation of their stay in Paris by a member of the Labex.

Position description

The labex EFL seeks applicants in one of the following domains:

  • phonetic and phonological complexity
  • experimental grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective
  • typology and dynamics of linguistic systems
  • language representation and processing in a lifespan perspective
  • computational semantic analysis
  • language resources: lexica, corpora and tools
  • empirical methods in linguistics and
  • epistemology

Eligible candidates are professors or researchers (tenured or not) affiliated to a foreign research unit, willing to deliver a weekly seminar (that will be recorded) on a research topic contributing to the EFL project within a period of 4 weeks during the year of 2016.

Seminars can be given in French or in English.


Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae (with a list of publications)
  • A one-page summary of the intended seminar
  • The dates of availability and intended length of stay in Paris.

The Labex will cover travel expenses (economic class) and provide a fixed weekly allowance.

Applications can be written in French or in English.

Deadline for applications: June 25th, 2015 (midnight, Paris time)

For further information and to apply, please visit EFL Website.

Published on 06/07/2015

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