LINGUIST List 29.1467

Wed Apr 04 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics: Visiting Professor, Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics EFL

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Date: 03-Apr-2018
From: Christel Préterre <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Visiting Professor, Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics EFL, Paris, France
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University or Organization: Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics EFL
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address:
Job Title: International Chair 2019 : 7th call for visiting professors in Paris

Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics: data, methods, models” (Labex EFL) is a nine-year project, funded by the French Government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It gathers 11 research teams (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) and the French Research and Development Institute (IRD).

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.

Up to 9 applicants will be selected for the 2019 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 four 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 EFL.

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 two-hour weekly seminar on a research topic contributing to the EFL project ( within a period of 4 weeks during the year 2019. The seminars can be given in french or in english. They will be recorded and broadcast on the Labex EFL website.

The Labex will cover travel expenses (economic class) and provide a fixed allowance for the participation of the professors in the International Chair.

Applications, written either in french or english, should include:
- A curriculum vitae with a list of publications
- A one-page summary with detail of the four intended seminars and a general title for the entire course.
- The dates of availability and intended length of stay in Paris (not less than 4 weeks).
- The name of the research unit in the Labex EFL that will host the professor and the name of the professor/researcher who will be his/her correspondent in the host research unit.

Deadline for applications: June 10th, 2018 (midnight, Paris time)

Applications should be sent to Christel Préterre, Project Manager of the Labex EFL

Applications will be examined by the Labex EFL management team and the head of the training programme. Final decisions will be made by the scientific council in July 2018, according to the following criteria:
- academic excellence of the candidate
- relevance of the seminar proposal for the Labex EFL scientific project
- originality and complementarity with the other selected seminars

Application Deadline: 10-Jun-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Christel Préterre

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