Research areas

Contrastive linguistics

Within the contrastive linguistics domain, research mainly focuses on language typology (with the study of expressions of posture and motion, construction grammar, lexical morphology, or business language studies). Research in this domain also deals with more applied issues, that is with language pedagogy or the use of native and learner corpora for the development of a more efficient teaching methodology.

Text linguistics

Researchers in text and discourse linguistics focus among others on dislocation studies, the automatic treatment of textual data, the study of ellipsis, the analysis of linguistic characteristics in children's literature or the study of political discourse. 


The third research domain deals with linguistic approaches in traductology, and more specifically with translation research based on the use of linguistic corpora. Some research topics in this domain comprise morphological, lexical, phraseological, syntactic and pragmatic characteristics which make it possible to distinguish the language used by translators (or interpreters) from the language typically used in original texts (written or oral). Several dimensions are considered in these analyses, e.g. the source language, the text genre, the expertise of the translator (learner vs. non-professional vs. professional), the translation mode (written translation, subtitling, interpretation, etc.), the use of tools for translation and revision.