Membres / Members

Faculty

Dylan GLYNN
Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, multivariate statistics

Takeki KAMIYAMA
Acquisition et apprentissage phonétiques des langues étrangères, phonétique générale

Lilli PARROTT
Syntaxe anglaise et variétés de langue

Erwan PÉPIOT
Phonétique expérimentale, phonétique comparée de l’anglais et du français

Sabina TABACARU
Cognitive Linguistics, discourse analysis, mulitmodlity

 

Doctorandi

Meriem GUECHE
L2 acquisition, sociolinguistics
Anissa BERRACHECHE
Discourse analysis, corpora
Layla AIT ISHA
Sociolinguistics, lexicology
Amira AROUS
Discourse analysis, gesture
Avgustina BIRYUKOVA
Lexical semantics, corpora 
Irina MATUSEVICH
Didactics, discourse analysis
Alena BELANOVICH
Morphosyntax, corpora
Na YANG
Lexicography, corpora

 

 Research Assistants

Olaf MIKKELSEN
Morphosyntax, corpora
Marie CHANTRE
Lexical semantics, corpora
Mai KUMAMOTO
Lexical semantics, corpora
Piotr WYROSLAK
Morphosyntax, corpora
Chadi B. YOUSSEF
Discourse analysis, corpora
 

 

 

 

 

Emeriti

Jean-Yves DOMMERGUES,
Psycholinguistique et bilinguisme

Bernard LAFITE
Morphologie et lexicologie


Associated Members

Alena ANISHCHANKA
University of Antwerp
Lexical Semantics
Malina DITCHEVA
Université Païssii Hilendarski de Plovdiv
Morphosyntaxe
Guillaume DESAGULIER
Université Paris 10
Linguistique de corpus
Françoise DORO-MÉGY
University Paris-Est Créteil
Sémantique lexicale

Yves-Bernard MALINIER
Université Paris 7
Syntaxe fonctionnelle

Roussi NIKOLOV
Université Païssii Hilendarski de Plovdiv
Phonétique, TAAL

Mireille PRODEAU
Université Paris 8
Didactique de langues 

Alena SOLOSHENKO
Université Paris-Est Créteil
Lexical Semantics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Dylan GLYNN

Professor
email : dsg.up8@gmail.com
Keywords
Semantics, corpora, sociolinguistics, statistics
Research
My main interest lies in explaining the inter-dependent structuring of the langauge system. The main of my research focuses on developing empirical usage-based methods for Cognitive and Functional Linguistics. I am especially interesting in semantics, lexical, morphological and contructional and the interaction between the three. I work on Germanic and Slavic languages.
 

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Takeki KAMIYAMA

Associate Professor
email : takeki.kamiyama [at] univ-paris8.fr
Web pages : EA (Équipe d’accueil) / DEPA (English Department)


Research

My main research area is experimental phonetics and the acquisition and teaching of segmental (vowels and consonants) and prosodic aspects of foreign and second languages (English, French, Japanese, …). My doctoral dissertation dealt with the acquisition of French vowels by Japanese-speaking learners. I currently participate in projects related also to the phonetic/phonological acquisition of English as a foreign language : IceIPAC (Interphonology of Contemporary English), PARI-primaire (acquisition of English in French primary schools), SITAF (Spécificités des Interactions verbales dans le cadre de Tandems Anglais-Français).

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Lilli PARROTT

Associate Professor
email : lilli.parrott [at] gmail.com

Research
I am interested in a variety of topics in morphosyntax, semantics, and pragmatics. My approach is functional and often comparativist — comparing different languages (especially English, Russian, French, and German) or different varieties of English (from different areas of the English-speaking world) or different historical stages of English (from Early Modern English to Present-Day English). My current interests include verbal categories (aspectual systems, mood and modality, future reference) and the use of auxiliaries ; pronouns (gendered pronouns, 2nd-person systems) ; discourse markers (parentheticals, discourse clitics) ; and other markers or expressions of speaker attitude or assessment, including information structure.
 
  • Parrott, L. 2012. Changements de voix : un aperçu historique sur la terminologie linguistique. Demi-journée sur la voix. May 4, 2012, Paris.
  • Parrott, L. 2011. How to tell a he from a she : the use of gendered pronouns with non-personal referents in English. Etats critiques et Transitions disciplinaires. November 18-19, 2011, Paris.
  • Parrott, L. 2010. Vocatives and other direct-address forms : a contrastive study". A. Grønn & I. Marijanović (eds), Russian in Contrast. Grammar. Oslo Studies in Language 2 : 211-229.

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Erwan PÉPIOT

Associate Professor 
email : erwan.pepiot [at] free.fr


Research

My research area is experimental phonetics. I am mainly interested in acoustic differences between female and male speech in American English and French speakers and in the way listeners can identify a speaker’s gender from his or her voice. So far, my findings support the idea that cross-gender acoustic differences are partly language-dependent and therefore, socially constructed. A next step will be to investigate bilingual speakers’ behaviour from this perspective.

I am also involved in a research project about the acoustic aspects of the syllable and syllabification preferences in in English L1 / French L2 and French L1 / English L2 bilingual speakers. 

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Sabina TABACARU

Associate Professor 
email : sabina_tabacaru [at] univ-paris8.fr


Research
My main area of research is multimodal discourse analysis, within a Cognitive Linguistics theoretical framework. I particularly focus on sarcasm in interaction and the use of non-verbal elements, such as facial expressions, in the process of meaning construction. My projects include extending the interpretation of these facial expressions (called “gestural triggers” with the use of sarcasm) to other languages and to other communication modes (such as emoji use in different languages). 

  • Tabacaru, S. & Feyaerts, K. 2016. The power of metonymy in humor : stretching contiguous relations across different layers of meaning. The European Journal of Humor Research 4 : 1-18.
  • Tabacaru, S. 2015. Uma visão geral das teorias do humor : aplicação da incongruência e da superioridade ao sarcasmo. EID&A Revista electrônica de estudos integrados em discurso e argumentação 9 : 115-136.
  • Tabacaru, S. & Lemmens, M. 2014. Raised eyebrows as gestural triggers in humor : The case of sarcasm and hyper-understanding. The European Journal of Humor Research 2 : 11-31.
 

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Meriem GUECHE


Doctoral Candidate
email : meriem.gueche [at] gmail.com
URL :

Keywords
Sociolinguistics, L2 Acquisition

Thesis : Interference and Input Complexity Effects on L2 Acquisition
The effects of multilingualism on the acquisition of vocabulary among L2 university learners of English. The data are collected in a multilingual and multicultural environment by means of written productions and questionnaires. The second part of my study involves the assessment of pragmatic competence among learners of English who have been exposed to both British and American English. Pragmatic tests and questionnaires were also designed to serve this purpose.
 
  • Gueche, M. 2018. Interference and Input Complexity Effects on L2 Acquisition. 14th ESSE Conference, August, Brno, Czechia.
  • Gueche, M. 2017. Multilingualism Effects on the Acquisition of English Vocabulary. Multilingualism in Society, Politics and Education Conference, March, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany.
  • Gueche, M. & Nacira, H. 2014. Teachers’ Perceptions and Attitudes towards British and American English. El Tawassol Langues et Littératures Journal 37 : 59-68.

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Anissa BERRACHECHE

Doctoral Candidate
email : aberracheche [at] gmail.com
URL :

Keywords
Critical Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics

Thesis : Representing asylum seekers. Towards a qualitative-quantitative critical discourse analysis
This study examines the representation of asylum seekers in English and French media. Specifically, this study seeks to advance the methods used in critical discourse analysis by adapting the methodology of “Behavioural Profile Analysis”, which unites qualitative and quantitative heuristics for the study of implicit semiotic structures..
 
  • Berracheche, A. 2016. Evaluation, attitude and politics. A quantitative analysis of parliamentary debates on asylum seekers. Communication. 10th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics, Octobre, Alcalá de Henares, Spain. 
  • Berracheche, A. 2016. Implicit Attitude in Political Discourse. Applying Cognitive Linguistics methods to Critical Discourse Analysis. 7th German Cognitive Linguistics Conference, October, Essen, Germany.
  • Berracheche, A. 2018. Construing asylum. A case study of metaphoric use in English and French media discourse. 4th International Conference onFigurative Thought and Language, October, Braga, Portugal.

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Amira AROUS

Doctoral Candidate
email : amiraarous [at] gmail.com
URL :

Keywords
Gesture Studies, discourse analysis

Thesis : A contrastive analysis of gestures in films : the dyad of spontaneous and staged human interactions
This study contrasts spontaneous co-speech gestures in two different contexts : free interaction and staged performance. My hypothesis is that interlocutors use more sipmlified gestures to express stance in the staged context than in the spontaneous setting. The database consists in a corpus of distinct sets of co-speech gestures. The aim is to analyse the co-occurrences of stance-bearing lexical anchors with visual stance markers. A semasiological approach is adapted for this purpose.
 
  • Arous, A. 2016. Intersubjectivity In Editorial Cartoons : A Multimodal Corpus-driven Study. AELCO international conference XXXXXXXX.
  • Arous, A. 2018. A contrastive analysis of gesture in spontaneous and staged human interactions : Tunisian gestures as a case study. (IACS 2018) XXXXXXXXXXXX

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Avgustina BIRYUKOVA


Doctoral Candidate
email : syncopem [at] yandex.ru
URL :

Keywords
Lexical semantics, corpora, Cognitive Linguistics

Thesis : Contrastive Study of ENVIE et ENNUI in English, French and Russian
Using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach and Metaphorical Pattern Analysis, I’m looking at pragmatic and contrastive aspects of prototypical situations of these emotions in social context, then I compare metaphorical structuring through the analysis of lexemes expressing these concepts.
 
  • Biryukova, A. 2018. Genre effects on metaphoric structuring of scientific concepts : A multivariate usage-based study. 11th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO 2018). October, Cordoba, Spain.
  • Biryukova, A. 2018. The semasiological variation of wish in English : a corpus-driven study. 4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language, October, Braga, Portugal.

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Irina MATUSEVICH

Doctoral Candidate
email : matusevich [at] phil.muni.cz
URL :

Keywords
Didactics, discourse analysis

Thesis : Measuring Communicative Success of Educational Videos : A Quantitative Study of Linguistic Features Affecting Message Retention

Social media have relatively recently seen an emergence of a whole new category of videos, educational ones. These videos are varied and enjoy relative success. There is, however, a question of their communicative success : how high it is and, more importantly, what affects it ? Here, communicative success is operationalised as message retention. The goal of the research is thus to weed out of the high number of contributing factors the linguistic ones and analyse how they can affect message retention in educational videos.
 
  • Matusevich, I. 2017. Metaphoric Structure of ANGER – Developing Usage-Based Methods for Contrastive Linguistics, ICLC14 International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, July, Tartu, Estonia.
  • Matusevich, I. 2016. Conceptualising ANGER in Czech, Polish and Russian. A descriptive case study in usage-based semantics. Conference of the Spanish Society of Cognitive Linguistics, October, Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
  • Matusevich, I. 2015. Teaching English for Academic Purposes Online.ICT for Language Learning, November, Florence, Italy.

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Layla AIT ISHA

Doctoral Candidate
email : laylamexico [at] yahoo.com
URL :

Keywords
Sociolinguistics, lexicology, phonology

Thesis : L’espagnol parlé dans l’étroit du Gibraltar : Le cas de la variété de Ceuta
Ma recherche s’inscrit dans l’étude sociolinguistique descriptive du parler urbain de la ville de Ceuta, afin de décrire l’état actuel de l’espagnol parlé dans cette enclave. Cette étude sera une continuité des autres travaux sociolinguistiques réalisés sur cette enclave surtout l’étude de Carmen Ayora (1996), en ayant comme objectif principal la présentation d’une description de ce parler tel qu’il est pratiqué aujourd’hui à Ceuta et de fournir de nouvelles données linguistiques à travers d’un corpus oral. Le choix d’étudier le parler de la ville n’était pas le fruit du hasard, car grâce aux conseils des directeurs de recherche et vu la situation de la ville que nous présentons dans la suite, nous avons décidé de faire une étude sociolinguistique sur l’espagnol de cette ville.
 

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Olaf MIKKELSEN

Research Assistant
email : olaf.mikkelsen [at] gmail.com
URL :

Keywords
Morphosyntax, corpora, constructions

Project : Future constructions in Germanic and Romance languages
My PhD-project examines future constructions in English, Norwegian, French and Spanish, all of which all have several (at least two) competing future forms, some of which may also take modal readings. The study seeks to answer the question : can we find predictable patterns across languages and language families, i.e. are there some fundamental (possibly universal) ways of dividing the future temporal ground (the way we talk about the future) ? Or can their use and variation best be explained in terms of competing constructions that can be placed alongside an axis of grammaticalization ? The possible applications for the project are mainly theoretical (within Cognitive and Construction Grammar), but could also show to have implications in didactics (the acquisition of these constructions for L2 learners) and computational linguistics (resolving ambiguities between tense, aspect and modality).
 
  • Mikkelsen, O. & Guelpa, P. 2018. Le Premier traité grammatical islandais dans l’histoire des théories linguistiques. XXXXXXXX CTLF
  • Mikkelsen, O. 2018. A proposal for a mental representation of future constructions. Corpus-driven study of Norwegian future forms, October, Cordoba, Spain
  • Mikkelsen, O. 2017. Making sense of Norwegian future forms. A collostructional analysis of Norwegian future constructions (skal/vil/kommer til å + INF) and a pilot multifactorial analysis of skal/vil + inf. 14th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-14), July, Tartu, Estonia

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Chadi B. YOUSSEF

Research Assistant
email : chedy.by [at] gmail.com
URL : https://cbenyoussef.wordpress.com/

Keywords
Discourse analysis, Language Idiologies, sociocultural linguistics, corpus linguistics.

Project : Quantifying Critical Discourse Anaylsis
The evaluation of Muslims in a participatory online media outlet. This study draws on multivariate techniques developed in Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics and applies them to critical research questions, offering a way to reveal subtle discursive characteristics implicit in language. Chadi’s research interests include Sociocultural Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, language ideologies and quantitative methods
 
  • Youssef, C. B. 2016. Empirical approach to Critical Discourse Analysis. A multivariate study on the reproduction of the discourses of racism in the media. 10th International Conference of Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association, October, Madrid, Spain.

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Mai KUMAMOTO

Research Assistant
email : mai.kmmt [at] gmail.com
URL :

Keywords
Lexical semantics, corpora, emotions, Cognitive Linguistics

Project : The conceptual structure of emotions in French and Japanese
This is a contrastive study which seeks to reveal how emotional concepts are structured in French and Japanese and differences in the two languages. It uses corpus based methods and statistical tools.
 
  • Kumamoto, M. 2018. Testing the Invariance Hypothesis : A Case Study of Colour Metaphors in French. 4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language, October, Braga, Portugal.
  • Kumamoto, M. 2018. The colour of emotion. An empirical study into the metaphoric structuring of ‘anger’, ‘fear’ and ‘sadness’ in French. 11th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO 2018), October, Cordoba, Spain.

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Na ZANG

Doctoral Candidate
email : yangna823 [at] 163.com
URL :

Keywords
Lexicography, corpora, Chinese, French

 

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 Piotr WYROSĽAK

Research Assistant
email : piovyr [at] gmail.com
URL :

Keywords
Morphosyntax, corpora

Project : The Polish instrumental in constructional alternations

 

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 Marie CHANTRE

Research Assistant
email : maarie.chantre [at] gmail.com
URL :

Keywords
Lexical semantics, Cognitive Linguistics

Project : Representation of Conceptualisation of the Body in Cotemporary English

  • Chantre, M. 2018. Corporal Construal. A quantitative analysis of the use of body-part terms as a source concept for SEXUALITY. 4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language, October, Braga, Portugal.
  • Chantre, M. 2018. Conceptualising the body in America and Britain. A profile-based variationnist study of the use of body-part terms in online diaries. 11th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO 2018), October, Cordoba, Spain.

 


 Alena BELANOVICH

Doctoral Candidate
email : silicheva [at] gmail.com

Syntax, Functional Linguistics

Thesis : Lexical licensing of a complex situation in a simple English sentence structure
Une question fondamentale dans la linguistique contemporaine est celle de compositionnalité (lexical licencing). Cette problématique est à l’origine des grands débats grammaticaux de 20ème siècle et la question reste entièrement ouverte jusqu’à nos jours. Pourquoi est-il grammatical de combiner un lexème avec une construction, mais un autre lexème comparable ne produit pas une combinaison grammaticale (felicitous). Quelles sont les contraintes sur les combinaisons lexico-syntaxiques ? Est-il possible de produire une grammaire adéquate au plan descriptif, mais aussi adéquate au plan explicatif, qui rendent compte de telles contraintes. L’objet de cette étude est limité aux constructions employées dans la consommation de l’alimentation.
 

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 Associated Members

Guillaume DESAGULIER

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor

Research

Corpus-based cognitive linguistics
  • Desagulier, G. Forthcoming. A lesson from associative learning : what collostruction asymmetries reveal as to the productivity of in the Corpus of Contemporary American English. 
  • Desagulier, D. In press. Visualizing distances in a set of near synonyms : rather, quite, fairly, and pretty. D. Glynn & J. Robinson (eds), Polysemy and Synonymy : Corpus Methods Cognitive Semantics. Studies in polysemy and synonymy. Amsterdam : John Benjamins.
  • Desagulier, D. 2012. “C’est de la bombe !” Qualitative count-to-mass conversion in French copular subject-predicate constructions. M. Bouveret & D. Legallois (eds), Constructions in French, 201-232. John Benjamins.

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Françoise DORO-MÉGY

Associate Professor
Université Paris-Est Créteil

Research

My research interests are in syntax, semantics and discourse analysis. I am particularly interested in modalisation and linguistic representation of inner states (cognition and perception verbs for example). My research is based on enunciative theories and focuses on reported speech and the concepts of assertion, “otherness” and polyphony. I also work in contrastive linguistics, comparing English and French.
  • Doro-Mégy, F. In press. Les traductions du verbe ESTIMER en anglais : Qui « estime » quoi ? Paris : Klincksieck.
  • Doro-Mégy, F. 2009. Comment (ne pas) citer ses sources : rôle des sources assertives indéterminées dans la presse anglo-saxonne. A. Kacprzak (ed). Aspects interculturels de la communication, 189-196. Warsaw : nstytut Lingwistyki Stosowanej.
  • Doro-Mégy, F. 2008. Etude croisée de " think", "believe", "croire" et "penser". Paris : Ophrys.

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Yves-Bernard MALINIER

Associate Professor
email : yvesbernard.malinier@wanadoo.fr

Research

The interface between syntax and semantics. Within the Théorie des Opérations Énonciatives, I explore the contribution of semantics to the argument-structure and tense-aspect constructions in which verbs occur.
Voice : subjective vs. objective representation, non-canonical verb constructions
Verb classes and verb patterns : (in)transitivity and property predications
Prepositions : from OE to Present-day English
Referential (in)definiteness and genericness, English indefinite pronouns and the distribution of the -body/-one morphemes
  • Maliner, Yves. In press. La perte de sa valeur spatiale : cause première de la disparition de la préposition du Vieil-Anglais mid ? Th. Verjans & C. Badiou-Monferran (eds), Disparitions et changements linguistiques, Paris : Honoré Champion.
  • Maliner, Yves. 2010. Représentation spatiale d’un cas non spatial : la préposition by dans les passives dites "longues". Anglophonia 26 : 7-22.
  • Maliner, Yves. 2008. Du notionnel à l’énonciatif et retour : le cas de l’activo-passif en anglais actuel. Anglophonia 18 : 47-71.
 

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Former Members

Anne TORTEL
Aix-Marseille Université

Nadine HERRY-BÉNIT
Université Paris Nanterre

Elise RYST

Isabel TEJADA-SANCHEZ

Vivienne MÉLA

Farzaneh DERAVI

Nabila KHELIFA

Andrés PORRAS

Marie-Pierre GÉRON

 



 

 

Élise RYST

Doctor
email : rystelise [at] gmail.com

Research

My research focuses mainly on the study of the auditive and acoustic aspects of the syllable when produced and perceived by English native speakers and French learners of English. But I am also interested in aspects about bilingual speakers and speech sofware development.
  • Ryst, E. (2012). « Rôle du contexte sur la perception de l’ambisyllabicité en anglais en fonction de la langue dominante de l’auditeur », publication électronique, revue CORELA, numéro thématique RJC Cotexte, Contexte, Situation, Université de Poitiers - Poitiers, France. Site : http://corela.edel.univ-poitiers.fr....
  • Ditcheva, M., Dommergues, J.-Y. & Ryst, E. (2009). Modélisation et acquisition des voyelles à l’aide du logiciel SaRP, Scientific Works, vol. 47, Book 1, Philology, Plovdiv University "Païssii Hilendarski" – Plovdiv, Bulgaria. [Aide BQR MSH Paris-Nord]
  • Ryst, E. (2008, en dépôt à la BU de l’Université P8). L’ambisyllabicité en anglais : une approche phonétique, mémoire de M2, 62p., mention Très Bien, Université Paris 8 (inclus en annexe : Ryst, E., 2007, On English Syllabification of isolated words : some phonological, perceptive, articulatory and varietal (UK, US) features of the English syllable, mémoire de M1, 84p., mention Très Bien, Université Paris 8).

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