Séminaire des Sciences du Langage

The Seminaire des Sciences du Langage (SeSLa) is the linguistics research centre of the Université Saint-Louis. It welcomes researchers from the departments of Romance, Germanic and ancient languages and also from the Faculty of translation and interpreting Marie Haps.


The SeSLa aims at fostering research in all linguistic fields in an interdisciplinary perspective. More concretely, research is centred around three main topics: contrastive linguistics, text linguistics, and traductology. 


The SeSLa proposes talks, debates and research seminars focusing on various topics for experts of modern and ancient languages (researchers, teachers, students) as well as for a larger audience. The members of the SeSLa also present their research in seminars to specialists. The SeSLa also organizes conferences dealing with specific topics.



6 - 11 August 2019 

International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC)


Crosslinguistic Perpectives on Cognitive Linguistics

(presentations: Sabine De Knop, Françoise Gallez and Manon Hermann - USL-B)


Kwansei Gakuin University (Nishinomiya, Japan)

More information here

Call for papers




Les discours de référence sur la langue française

23-24 january 2020 

 co-organized by SeSLa



Université du Québec à Montréal (Québec) 

More information here.       

23 - 25 October 2019 

 ILPE4 Conference

Les idéologies linguistiques dans la presse écrite: l’exemple des langues romanes 



André Goosse, chroniqueur de langue 

(presentation: Anne Dister - USL-B)  



Messina University (Sicilia) 

More information here