Welcome to MoDyCo

The research program of the research unit “Models, Dynamics, Corpora” remains firmly anchored in the thematic and methodological approach of linguistics research which has been conducted at the l'Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense for many years.

The main research areas are the following:

In terms of Models: phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic research, as well as studies on formalization in natural language processing;

In terms of Dynamics: research in language acquisition (development and pathology; mother tongue or second language), in sociolinguistics and didactics.

In terms of Corpora: Corpora are the methodological basis of all the research conducted in the laboratory in textual linguistics, whether diachronic or discursive, and in the study of oral language.

Directors: Frédéric ISEL (Director of MoDyCo Lab) and Françoise Villoing (Deputy director)

Some figures:

47  members (full researchers, professors and associate researchers, engineers)

65 PhD students, 22 of whom are co-supervised with foreign Universities

105 theses defended between 2009 and 2013

56 funded projects, 19 of which by the French National Research Agency, between 2009 and 2013

156 scientific events organised between 2009 and 2013

2563 publications, among which 831 papers in full text access referenced in HAL-SHS  and ISIDORE

Current projects:




Laboratoire MoDyCo - UMR 7114

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Bâtiment A - Bureau 401B
200, avenue de la République
92001 Nanterre Cedex

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