LINGUAE is a research group of Institut Jean-Nicod (a CNRS/ENS/EHESS laboratory), which is itself a member of ENS’s Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC). LINGUAE is one of the teams of DEC-Linguistics.  

The group works on language and its interfaces with cognition, with a special focus on meaning. Research topics include semantics and pragmatics, psycholinguistics, reasoning, sign language linguistics, primate linguistics, and music cognition. 


Director of LINGUAE

Philippe Schlenker

Directeur de Recherche, Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; Global Distinguished Professor, New York University

Associate Director of LINGUAE

Benjamin Spector

Directeur de Recherche, Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; Professeur Associé, DEC, ENS

Director of Sign Language Research

Carlo Geraci

Directeur de Recherche, Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS

Director of Psycholinguistic Research

Directeur de Recherche, LSCP, CNRS; Associate member of Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS



News [July 13, 2018] Salvador Mascarenhas's project 'Entre langage et raisonnement' ('Between Language and Reasoning') will be funded by ANR. Congratulations to him!

[July 10, 2018] We are thrilled to announce that Jeremy Kuhn will be joining LINGUAE as a permanent CNRS researcher ('Chargé de Recherche') in October 2018. 

[June 5, 2018] Mora Maldonado defended with flying colors her dissertation entitled 'Understanding Semantic Ambiguities: an Experimental Perspective' (advisors: Emmanuel Chemla and Benjamin Spector). Congratulations to her!

Recent News 

[May 20, 2018] Amir Anvari received the 'best presentation award' at SALT 2018 (MIT). Congratulations to him!

Starting in September 2018, the LINGUAE seminar will be moved from Wednesday, 11:30am to Thursday, 11:30am (Salle de Réunion du Pavillon).

[May 2018] The memorial for Morris Halle, one of the founders of contemporary linguistics, can be viewed online.

[May 2018]  ***Philippe Schlenker was recently elected to Academia Europaea. He has also been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council