07 June 2024 – All-day Workshop “Between expressing a negative emotion and being moved or being moving”, organised by CELISO (Aurélien Amet, Juliette Cahard, Hannah Johnson and Valentin Rousselet). For the call for papers, click HERE.

07 June 2024 – Slavic Day – organised by Serge Sakhno, Aleksandar Stefanovitch, and Irina Thomières.

03 May 2024, 2pm-4pm: Collective Seminar on Area 3, organised by Area 4, with Cédric Brudermann and Cédric Sarré. Maison de la Recherche, Room D421.

26 April 2024, 2pm-4pm: Doctoral Seminar in Linguistics, “Methodological Questions in Linguistics”, organised by Delphine Pasques. Centre Malesherbes, Room 108.

  • Paper by Delphine Choffat (Sorbonne University): title TBA
  • Paper by Carole Werner (University of Strasbourg): title TBA

22 March 2024, 2pm-5pm: CELISO Seminar. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Room D421. Paper by Dominique Dias, “Transmediality and generic variations: a French and German contrastive analysis of the #booktube and #bookstagram phenomena”.

14-16 March 2024 – International Conference “The stakes of cultural misunderstandings: reflections on linguistics, traductology and the law,” Polytechnic University of Valenciennes. Co-organised by Dominique Dias (CELISO, Sorbonne University), Hervé Delplanque and Stephanie Schwerter (Polytechnic University of Valenciennes) and Nadine Rentel (Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Saxony, Germany). Programme and link to the conference website.

01 March 2024, 2pm-5pm: Doctoral Seminar in Linguistics, “Methodological Questions in Linguistics”, organised by Delphine Pasques. Centre Malesherbes, Room 108.

  • Paper by Dominique Dias (Sorbonne University): “Contrastive analysis of referential chains: annotation methods and data protection”
  • Paper by Alexia Jingand (University of Strasbourg and University of Lorraine): “Lexicometry and Activism: the Resistance of the German Ecological Activist Movement: Last Generation”

March 2024 – Corpus Club (Workshop n°4): Corpus Management and Storage. Speaker TBA. Workshop held in French. Room TBA

9-10 February 2024, Doctoral Workshop organised by Aurélien Amet, Juliette Cahard, Chloé Peres, Valentin Rousselet, Anne Semenova and Tatiana Teplukhinat (CELISO). Maison de la Recherche (Room TBA).

03 February 2024, All Day Workshop “The Informational Structure of the Utterance,” orgranised by Marie Dubois-Aumercier (CELISO), and in partnership with the Association of English Linguistics in Higher Education (ALAES). Sorbonne (Room TBA).

02 February 2024, 2pm-5pm: Doctoral Seminar in Linguistics, “Methodological Questions in Linguistics”, organised by Delphine Pasques. Centre Malesherbes, Room 108.

  • Conference by Hugo Carbonnell (Sorbonne University): “Methodological Reflections on Reconstruction in Historical Linguistics”

02 February 2024, 2pm-5pm: paper given by Laurence Harries or Claire Kloppman Lambert on corpus analysis in English for specific purposes. Area 4 Seminar. Maison de la Recherche, Room D421.

26 January 2024, Corpus Club (Workshop n°3): Introduction to Sketch Engine. Speaker: M.E. De Souza Miranda (Ivacs). Workshop held in English. Room TBA.

12 January 2024, All-day Workshop “What data for Research in English for specific purposes? Approaches and Methods,” by CELISO (Fanny Domenec, Mathilde Gaillard and Catherine Resche), CERLA (Lumière Lyon 2) and CEL (Jean Loulin Lyon 3).


15 December 2023 – Corpus Club (Workshop n°2) Using the Corpus of Contemporary American English. Speaker: A. Amet (CELISO) Workshop held in French. Room D116 (Serpente).

04 December 2023, 8am-1:30pm: remote visit by HCERES (The High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education).

01 December 2023, 2pm-5pm: Doctoral Seminar in Linguistics, “Questions in Linguistic Methodology”, organised by Delphine Pasques. Centre Malesherbes, Room 108.

  • Paper by Audrey Mathys (Free University of Brussels), “Making the Explicit Implicit: on the Role of Latin in Medieval German Morphosyntactic Description”
  • Paper by Nathalie Balent (Sorbonne Nouvelle University), “Spatial Adverbs in Old High German: Methodology and Working Hypotheses”

01 December 2023 –  Corpus Club (Workshop n°1) Corpus Composition and Analysis with AntConc. Speaker: A. Amet (CELISO). Workshop held in French. Room D116 (Serptente).

From 23-25 November 2023 – Young Researchers Conference: Semiotics, an Organon for inter- and trans-disciplinary research? An update on Semiotic Approaches in Emerging Franco-German Research on the Human and Natural Sciences. The conference programme in PDF form can be found HERE.

16-18 November 2023 – The AGES (Association of Germanists in Higher Education) Conference “Alterity in Germanophone Spaces”. Programme.

17 November 2023 – All-day Workshop. “Teaching Languages and Teaching with Languages: from Research to Training, from Pre-school to Higher Education”, Paris INSPE, Molitor campus (10, rue Molitor 75016 Paris). For more information and the programme, click HERE. The event is free, but registration is mandatory. To register, follow this link: https://jealdifor.sciencesconf.org/registration

10 November 2023, 2pm-4pm, Paper by Séverine Wozniak (applied linguistics and ethnographic aspects in English for Specific Purposes”. A Collective Area 2 Seminar, organised by Area 4: “At the Intersection of Storytelling and Data: Specialised Professional Narratives and the Characterisation of Discursive Components in Professional Expertise.” Maison de la Recherche. Remote Presentation: Link to Zoom.

27 October 2023, 2pm-5pm, CELISO Seminar. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, room D421 :

  • 2pm-3:15pm, paper by Jaana Kolu (Östra Finlands universitet, Finland), “Linguistic Life Stories in Multilingual Swedish-Finnish Families over Three Generations”
  • 3:45pm-5pm: paper by Hieke Wiese (Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany), « German in Multilingual Settings ».

06 October 2023, 2pm-5pm, Doctoral Seminar in Linguistics, “Methodological Questions in Linguistics”, organised by Delphine Pasques. Centre Malesherbes, Room 108.

  • Paper by Salomé Fabry (Sorbonne University): “Analytical Methods for Absolute Constructions in the Tatian (830)”
  • Paper by Thomas Sähn (Sorbonne University): “A Semio-structuralist Approach to Narrative Discourse: Intersubjective Readings Underpinning the Narrative”

29 September 2023, 3pm : CELISO General Assembly. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, room D223.

21-24 June 2023  –  International Conference, « Perception in language and discourse”. University of Strasbourg. Co-organised by Christelle Lacassin (CELISO, Sorbonne University), Fabrice Marsac and Rudolph Sock (LiLPa, University of Strasbourg) and Greta Komur-Thilloy (ILLE, University of Haute-Alsace). Programme.

16 June 2023, 2pm-4pm : Seminar with Delphine Pasques Title – TBC – Maison de la recherche, Room S002.

7-10 June 2023, International Conference, “The Category of the Number: Romance languages, Germanic languages: Diachrony, Synchrony, Typology, Dialectorly, Epistempology, Terminology,” in partnership with the unit STIH. Conference Poster. Programme.

14-15 April 2023, Sorbonne-SUNY Doctoral Symposium – Programme

  • 14 April – Room D116: 9am-1pm
  • 15 April – Room S001: 10am-6pm

14 April 2023 , 2pm: Krisztina Hevėr-Joly,  Working Title: “The Morphology of Finno-Urgic Languages”.

24 March 2023, All-day Workshop “Tempus, Modus, Aspekt”. Organised by Delphine Pasques and Anne Larroy-Wunder (Sorbonne-Nouvelle University).

17 March 2023, 2pm-4pm: Thomas Sähn Seminar, “The Structure of Visual Language: How does Meaning form in a Narrative Made of Images?”, Maison de la recherche, Room D513.

3 February 2023 – All-day Workshop by Doctoral Students (organised by Marie, Olivia, Aurélien, Anna). Maison de la recherche, Room D323 in the 3rd Floor Hallway.

27 January 2023: 2pm – Cédric Brudermann – “Between Institutional Dynamics and Acquisitional Concerns: Making ‘Responsible’ Practices in the LANSAD Sector Operational”


9 December 2022, 2pm Serge Sakhno – Session over Zoom, Working Title: The Synchronic/Diachronic Relationship in Slavic semantic analysis.

25 November 2022 2pm, Maria Turlais, Working Title: “Job titles and Social Hierarchy”

18-19 November 2022 – Conference “The Period in German and French (from the 15th to the 21st century)”, (in collaboration with Montpellier 3). The conference organisers will provide a zoom link upon request. Programme

21 October 2022, 2:30pm – Unit General Assembly followed by thesis defense training at 4pm, Room D323, Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente.

17 June 2022: Corpus club All-day Workshop, “Tools to Explore the Corpus”, in partnership with the STIH unit.

10 June 2022,  2pm-4pm. CELISO Seminar. Stéphanie Béligon. Tentative Title : “The Lexicon of Emotions”.

1-3 June 2022 – Conference, “Ionicity in Language”, in partnership with the STIH unit.

19-20 May 2022, 9am-5pm – All-day Workshop on Stylistics in Specialised Discourse, Maison de la Recherche (28 rue Serpente), Room D035. Programme.

19 May 2022, 3pm-5pm – Pascaline Cury (Lyon 2), “Using ‘Knowledge-rich’ Diachronic Information for Terminology: a Guide to Better Understanding and Translating iInnovative Specialties”. Location: Centre Assas, 92, rue d’Assas, métro Notre-Dame des Champs ou RER Port Royal, Room 402.

13-14 May 2022 – Conference, “The Gammar of Causation – III”, in partnership with FoReLLIS, (University of Poitiers). For the French call for papers, click HERE. For the English call for papers, click HERE. Programme.

18-20 April 2022 – The 8th Sorbonne-SUNY Franco-American Symposium at State University of New York, Albany. Four doctoral students from CELISO will present their work.

8 April 2022, 2pm-4pm –  CELISO Seminar. Paper by Noah Bubenhofer, Professor of German Linguistics specialising in corpus linguistics (University of Zurich), “Calculating and Reading: the Role of Corpus Pragmatics for Discourse Analysis”. Maison de la Recherche, Room S002.

11 March 2022 – Seminar with Irina Thomière, Professor and Researcher, Russian linguistics.

25 February 2022, 2pm-4pm – CELISO Seminar. Krisztina Hevér-Joly, “The Morphology of Uralic Languages”.

18 February 2022 – Alice Tacaille (Lecturer in the Department of Music and Musicology at Sorbonne University / Institute of Research in Musicology UMR 8223 www.iremus.cnrs.fr). A paper on “Encoding and Exploitation of the Musicology Corpus: from musicxml to the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), Assessment and Outlook” Maison de la Recherche, Room D040.

11 February 2022 – All-day Workshop on “English Interrogative Phrases”.

28 January 2022 – CELISO Seminar,  Paper by Catherine Schnedecker, Professor of the Science of Language, University Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, “Human Nouns” (Title TBC), Maison de la Recherche, Room D040.

14 January 2022, 2pm-4pm (remote) – Seminar on “Linguistic Transformations Today and Tomorrow”

  • 2pm: Mechthild Habermann, University of Erlangen (presentation in German): Diachrone Wortbildung und Konstruktionsgrammatik: Entwicklung der Verben mit um- vom Althochdeutschen bis zur Gegenwartssprache
  • 3pm: Sonia Cristofaro, Sorbonne University (presentation in French): The Distinction between the Singular and the Plural and the Hierarchy of Animation from a Diachronic Perspective

07 January 2022  – Workshop Area 1 : « Exploiting the Corpora (electronic) in CELISO-led Research: Challenges and Stakes”, Maison de la Recherche, Room D040. Programme.


16 December 2021 – All-day Workshop, “Linguistics and English for Specific Purposes”, co-organised by CELISO, the CEL (Lyon 3), and the Language Department at ENS Paris-Saclay.

26 November 2021, 2pm-4pm CELISO Seminar. Paper by Daniel Henkel, Lecturer in English Linguistics, specialised in Corpus Linguistics, University of Paris 8. Maison de la Recherche, Room D223.

8 October 2021 – All-day Workshop, “Constructions and Context(s)”. Sorbonne University, Maison de la Recherche, Room D040 – Programme.