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LaDisco : Center of research in linguistics
This Center groups linguists representing the main trends in contemporary linguistics. Research conducted within the Center is organised around four main axes: Language & Cognition, Morphology & Syntaxe, Semantics & Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics & Discours analysis.The first axis, Language & Cognition, highlights the cognitive correlate of linguistic phenomena, using empirical methods from cognitive sciences and experimental and clinical psychology. The Semantics and Pragmatics axis focuses on the interface between conventional meaning and its use in contexte, in close interaction with philosophy of language and mind, but also informed by experimental studies. The Morphology and Syntax axis encourages an in-depth study of linguistic structures, with approaches ranging from French linguistics to Chomskian generatistivism, and including cognitive linguistics. The last axis, Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis, studies language in its context of social use and is based on the analysis of corpora as well as on methods derived from sociology or ethnography.
ReSIC: Research Center in Information and Communication
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ReSIC explores the vast and multidimensional field of Information and Communication sciences. The research conducted at ReSIC investigates, on the one hand, the content, organization and evolutions of mass media, past and present and, on the other hand, organisational communication, public relations and marketing, and in particular the way new tools and technologies are impacting on network dynamics. A third concern is the use of digital information, its organization and management in mechanisms of knowledge sharing, as well as data preservation, collection and transmission. Furthermore, resarch is conducted in the field of semiotics of performing arts, with particular attention to drama reception and audiences. Combining research and field work on cultural, media and technological issues, the ReSIC research team is working in close connection with civil society organizations, professional journalists, private and non-profit corporations and cultural bodies
Migration Asylum Multiculturalism
Créé en novembre 2004, le Centre de recherche transdisciplinaire ''Migrations, asile, multiculturalisme'' (MAM) de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles réunit des enseignants, des chercheurs et des doctorants de diverses disciplines des sciences humaines. Ainsi, font partie de ce centre de recherche transdisciplinaire des personnes provenant de quatre Facultés (Faculté de sciences sociales, politiques et économiques, Faculté de Droit, Faculté des Sciences psychologiques et de l'Education, Faculté de Philosophie et lettres) et de quatre Instituts (Institut de Sociologie, Institut d'Etudes Européennes, Institut du travail, l'Institut de Gestion de l'Environnement et d'Aménagement du Territoire. Le MAM a pour objectif de promouvoir des recherches, des séminaires et des colloques dans une perspective interdisciplinaire.
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