Research areas

Text linguistics

The research dedicated to the text and discourse linguistics includes the work of several SeSLa members, and it focuses on various themes such as the 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.

Contrastive linguistics

Within the contrastive linguistics field, our researchers mainly focus on language typology (with the study of expressions of posture and motion, construction grammar, lexical morphology, and business language studies). It also investigates more applied issues, such as language pedagogy or the use of native and learner corpora for the development of a more efficient teaching methodology.


The third research field focuses on linguistic approaches in traductology, and more specifically on translation research based on the use of linguistic corpora. Some research topics in this field deal with morphological, lexical, phraseological, syntactic and pragmatic characteristics, which allow us to identify the language used by translators (or by interpreters) in translated texts (or interpreted) against the language typically used in original texts (written or oral). Several variables 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 support tools for translation and revision.