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Dear colleagues, dear students,

Following the evolution of the pandemic in France and the recent instructions from the institutions, the teaching and discussion sessions will be conducted online. The necessary information has been sent to the registered participants. The program on our website has also been updated.

We thank you for your comprehension. Please contact us if needs be.

All the best,
The organizers of FieldLing



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 and submit your CV (in the 'submit an abstract' option) on the website. The submitted CVs represent the registration. They will be assessed and the results will be sent two weeks after the closing of the upload period.

Registration : From the 17th of February to the 14th of June 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.
Supplementary materials and 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.


INALCO Pôle des langues et civilisations, 65 rue des grands moulins, 75013 Paris. The link to the campus is here.

The summer school will mostly occur in the conference rooms of the INALCO. A map can be found here.


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


Preliminary list 2020: Evangelia Adamou (LACITO), Peter Austin (SOAS), Natalia Cáceres (SeDyL), Christian Chanard (LLACAN), Denis Creissels (DDL), Bien DoBui (Paris 4), Sebastian Fedden (LACITO), Célina Ferlita (UPS),  Katharina Haude (SeDyL), Aimée Lahaussois (HTL), Stefano Manfredi (SeDyL), Jean-Francois Nuñez (SeDyL), Enrique Palancar (SeDyL), Nicolas Quint (LLACAN), Mandana Seyfeddinipur (ELDP-SOAS), Lameen Souag (LACITO), Marc Tang (DDL), Kilu von Prince (ZAS)

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