FieldLing, the International School in Linguistic Fieldwork, is at present the only regular intensive training program in France preparing students to study theories and methods for language description through fieldwork.  FieldLing introduces students to the complexity of scientific and ethical issues relevant to linguistic fieldwork, and to the technological tools that facilitate it. An assiduity attestation will be delivered at the end of the school.

In 2020, FieldLing will be organised by three laboratories attached to Labex EFL: LLACAN (UMR 8135, INALCO, CNRS), SeDyL (UMR 8202, INALCO, CNRS, IRD), and LACITO (UMR 7107, Sorbonne Nouvelle, INALCO, CNRS). Code EC INALCO: SDLA520b. FieldLing reveived financial support from the Doctoral school of the INALCO, PARIS 3, the Labex EFL, the SeDyL, and the LLACAN. The preliminary schedule includes training sessions on general linguistics (e.g., morphosyntax and typology), fieldwork preparation (e.g., stimuli and recording), fieldwork itself (practice sessions with native speakers of different languages), and data structuring (e.g., how to write a dictionary or a grammar). Additional information will be uploaded in the incoming months, please connect regularly to follow our latest update.

NB : to register, please open an account, register (in the 'register' option), and submit your CV (in the 'submit an abstract' option) on the website. The registrations and the submitted CVs will be assessed and the results will be sent two weeks after the closing of the registration period.

Registration : From the 17th of February to the 30th of April 2020.
Finance: No registration fee. Lunch and coffee break are provided. Participants are in charge of their own travel and accomodation expenses.
Language: The languages of the summer school are English and French. Knowledge of English and French is recommended.
Program of previous years


7th - 11th of September, 2020

The courses start at 09:30 AM each day, except for the first day (Monday the 9th), which starts at 09:00 AM for the registration.


Campus CNRS of Villejuif, Paris: 7 rue Guy Môquet 94801 Villejuif Cedex. The link to the campus is as follows A temporary access card will be given by the reception at the entrance, but an ID is required.

The summer school will mostly occur in the conference rooms of the LLACAN (The conference room on the ground floor of building D). A map can be found here.


Katharina Haude (SeDyL)
Nicolas Quint (LLACAN)
Lameen Souag (LACITO)
Marc Tang (DDL)


List 2019: Evangelia Adamou (LACITO), Peter Austin (SOAS), Christian Chanard(LLACAN), Denis Creissels (DDL), Sebastian Fedden (LACITO), Franck Guillemain(CLT),  Katharina Haude (SeDyL), Aimée Lahaussois (HTL), Stefano Manfredi (SeDyL), Alexis Michaud (LACITO), Jean-Francois Nuñez (SeDyL), Enrique Palancar (SeDyL), Nicolas Quint (LLACAN), Lameen Souag (LACITO), Marc Tang (DDL), Yvonne Treis (LLACAN).

FieldLing poster

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