Founded in 1994, the Dynamique Du Langage (DDL) research unit explores the interface between the diversity of the world’s languages and the universality of human linguistic capacity. Our research lies at the heart of major challenges of our times: from understanding language development in children and in language pathologies to issues of language documentation and vitality and the investigation of the origins of language. The research unit is structured around two research axes (DENDY and DILIS) and a transversal theme (COVALI).


Interviews with our research fellows at Collegium de Lyon

Listen to the interviews (in French) with Luca Cucci et Michael Daniel, fellows at Collegium de Lyon in 2023-24 and affiliated with DDL here:
Luca Ciucci & Michael Daniel

Special Issue of Linguistics on Alienability

Françoise Rose and An Van Linden are delighted to announce the release of a special issue of the Linguistics journal that deeply explores the notion of alienability. This volume stems from the Morphosyntax Workshop organized around this theme in 2020, during An's residency at the Collegium de Lyon, supported by DDL through ASLAN funds. Bringing together diverse contributions, the volume presents articles available online and on open access.

Among the contributors are prominent members of DDL such as Denis Creissels, Brigitte Pakendorf, Françoise Rose, as well as special guests such as Isabelle Bril, Sonia Cristofaro, and former members of DDL like Jorge Rosés Labrada, Natalia Aralova, and Natalia Chousou-Polydouri. This diversity of authors offers a rich and varied perspective on the topic of alienability.


Congratulations to Katarzyna Pisanski, winner of the 2023 CNRS Bronze Medal! "The bronze medal rewards initial research that has established a researcher as a specialist in their field. This distinction is a form of encouragement to pursue research that is already well underway and proving successful."

A synthesis of her work to read online.


Expansion : Second service

Second service, the triple expansion of the game [kosmopoli:t], is available since November 2022
More languages, more cooperation, drinks and a version for little chefs from 7 years old. Diversity of languages: a good idea for your Christmas gifts!

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