Isabelle Bril#


Isabelle Bril
Email:ibril 'at' vjf.cnrs.fr
Membership Number:3725
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:ibril
Homepage: http://lacito.vjf.cnrs.fr


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - (from1st January), Director of the French Federation « Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques » (FR 2559)
  • 2012 - 2013: Deputy Director of « Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques » (FR 2559)
  • 2008 - 2012: Appointed member and secretary of the National Evaluation Committee for Linguistics (section 34)
  • 2006 - Senior Researcher at the CNRS (Directrice de Recherche - DR) – ranked first in the selection process for category 2 of DR
  • 2001 - 2006: Recruitment as a Researcher (Chargée de Recherche) at the CNRS (CR1) to the LACITO research laboratory: UMR 7107
  • 1997 - 2001: Senior Lecturer (Maître de Conférences), Université de Tours (section 11 CNU). Linguistique générale et anglaise
  • 1996 - 1997: On detachment to CNRS-LACITO (UPR 3121) as a researcher in the team « Etudes océaniennes »
  • 1995 - 1996: English teacher at secondary level and for the post-secondary preparatory school for entrance to the Grandes Ecoles
  • 1993-1995: On detachment to CNRS-LACITO (UPR 3121) as a researcher (CR1) in the team « Etudes océaniennes »
  • 1978-93: English teacher at secondary level (professeur agrégé d'anglais) (and in "classes préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles" from 1989 to 1992)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Typology of Austronesian languages
  • Languages of New Caledonia (Nêlêmwa, Zuanga), Formosan languages (Amis)
  • Morphosyntax
  • Diachrony
  • Reciprocals and middles
  • Coordination and subordination
  • Complex predicates
  • Possession
  • Number and number marking
  • Valency alignments

Honours and Awards
  • 2011: Joint director of Axis 3 of the Labex project 'Langues austronésiennes: reconstruction et syntaxe) with Laurent Sagart
  • 2008-2012: Appointed member and secretary of the National Evaluation Committee for Linguistics (section 34)
  • 2006: Ranked first in the highly competitive CNRS selection process for Senior Researchers (Directeur de Recherche, category 2)

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