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Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics

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Job Title: International Chair Labex EFL 2023

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics







The Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics: data, methods, models” (LabEx EFL) is a fourteen-year project, funded by the French Government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It gathers 11 research teams (CRLAO, HTL, Lacito, Lattice, LIPN, Llacan, LLF, LPP, INCC, CERMI, SeDyl) from 4 partner universities (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris Cité, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord et Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO)), in a partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Research and Development Institute (IRD). It contributes to the IdEx Université Paris Cité (ANR-18-IDEX-0001).


The EFL project is now launching its 10th call for applications for visiting professors.


Up to 5 applicants will be selected for the 2023 International EFL Chair. 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

- Semantic computational analysis

- Sociolinguistics and language usage

- Empirical methods in linguistics

- History and epistemology of linguistics


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 2023. The seminars can be given in french or in english. They will be recorded and broadcast on the Labex EFL website.


The Labex EFL 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 (please take formal contact with him/her before applying).


Deadline for applications: September 5, 2022 (midnight, Paris time)


Applications should be sent to Christel Préterre, (, copy to Emmanuel Cartier ( and Barbara Hemforth (


Applications will be examined by the EFL management team. Final decisions will be made by the Scientific council in September 2022, according to the following criteria:

- academic excellence of the candidate

- relevance of the seminar proposal for the Labex EFLscientific project

- originality and complementarity with the other selected seminars


Application Deadline: 05-Sep-2022


Email Address for Applications:

Contact Information:

Christel Préterre