LACITO

« Languages and Cultures of Oral Tradition »
UMR 7107 – CNRS

Since 1976, LACITO has been exploring the diversity of languages and civilizations with an oral tradition.
This diversity, studied by means of immersion fieldwork within speaker communities, is described and modelled by analyzing the historical, geographical and social factors that shape it. 

How to find us

Summer school : FieldLing 2022

Ecole d’été / Summer school : FieldLing 2022 Dear colleagues, dear students, the 14th edition of FieldLing will take place on September 5th-9th, 2022. FieldLing, the International School in...

Caused Accompanied Motion Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective

Caused Accompanied Motion Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective Editor(s) : Anna Margetts (Monash University), Sonja Riesberg (CNRS-LaCiTO & University of Cologne) and...

Jacqueline M. C. Thomas, S. Bahuchet, A. Epelboin et S. Fürniss (éditeurs)

Encyclopédie des Pygmées Aka - Troisième Livre : Lexique alphabétique français-aka   This work is part of a series of monographs concerning the jungle populations of Central Africa, and in...

Du terrain à la théorie : Les 40 ans du LACITO  (2020)

Du terrain à la théorie : Les 40 ans du LACITO Actes du colloque international, 15-17 novembre 2016, Villejuif (France) Isabelle Leblic & Lameen Souag (eds) En 2016, Le Lacito a célébré ses 40...

Evangelia Adamou, The Adaptive Bilingual Mind

The Adaptive Bilingual Mind Insights from Endangered Languages, https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108884266 At present, much of the research on bilingual cognition focuses on late second language learners...

Isabelle Leblic & Bertrand Masquelier, Énonciation métaphorique et iconicité en contexte

Énonciation métaphorique et iconicité en contexte (2021) https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03473208/ La métaphore est un objet de recherche que d’aucuns penseront avoir été rebattu. D’autant...

Problematizing Language Regimes

James COSTA & Janet E. CONNOR (eds) Problematizing Language Regimes (volume 66 of Langage & Communication, an Interdisciplinary Journal) Through several empirical studies, this special...

The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact, Evangelia Adamou & Yaron Matras (eds)  (2020)

The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact Evangelia Adamou & Yaron Matras (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact provides an overview of the state of the art of current research in...

Creating Standards. Interactions with Arabic script in 12 manuscript cultures

Dmitry Bondarev, Alessandro Gori, and Lameen Souag (fr/en) (eds) Creating Standards. Interactions with Arabic script in 12 manuscript cultures Manuscript cultures based on Arabic script feature...

Alexis Michaud, Tone in Yongning Na: lexical tones and morphotonology

Tone in Yongning Na: lexical tones and morphotonology Yongning Na, also known as Mosuo, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Southwest China. This book provides a description and analysis of its...

Luc Bouquiaux et Jacqueline M. C. Thomas (editeurs)

Enquête et description des langues à tradition orale The experience resulting from several years of joint effort has led the members of a CNRS research group to draw up a guide for field research...

Events and activities

Pangloss Collection

An open archive of endangered  languages

Les carnets du LACITO

Diversity of languages and civilizations

Teaching

Language diversity and historical change – Oceanian languages – Burmese – Introduction to ethnolinguistics – Oceanian languages – Tibeto-Burmese languages – Historical linguistics and Austronesian comparatism – Typology and dialogue: the informational structuring of questions and answers – Typology and diversity of languages 

map of languages studied at the LaciTO

Linguistic and cultural areas

To explore classified languages…

Conferences

Upcoming or past

Exhibitions

“Research dissemination”

Videos

(movies, lectures and talks)

Current Theses

In LACITO.

Theses defended

In LACITO.

40 photos for Lacito’s 40th birthday

15 November – 16 December 2016
40 photos for Lacito’s 40th birthday

On the occasion of the international conference
“From field to theory – 40 years of LACITO”,
we are proud to exhibit a selection of photos by researchers from our laboratory,
showcasing 40 years of its existence.