Stéphane Robert#

Stéphane Robert
Email:stephane.robert 'at'
Membership Number:4667
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 - currently Director of reseach 1st class, CNRS lab “Language, languages and cultures of Subsaharian Africa” (LLACAN)
  • 2002 - 2013 Chair of the French national Consortium "Typology and linguistic universals"
  • 1998 - 2008 Director of research 2d class, CNRS lab LLACAN
  • 1999 - 2002 Director of the CNRS Research Group (GDR) "Langague's diversity and evolution: cognitive implications"
  • 1997 Jan-May Visiting scholar at UC-Berkeley, Linguistic Department - NATO Fellowship
  • 1992 - 1998 Researcher 1st class, CNRS lab LLACAN
  • 1990 - 1991 Assistant-professor at Tamkang University (Taïwan), French Department
  • 1985 - 1988 PhD salaried student of the Fondation Thiers (Institut de France), seconded to the CNRS linguistic Lab (U. Paris 7)
  • 1980 - 1985 Member (salaried student-state employee) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)

Fields of Scholarship
  • African linguistics, especially Atlantic languages
  • Typology
  • Theoretical linguistics : General semantics (of grammar, of lexicon, of the sentence in discourse)
  • TAM (tense, aspect and modality) and spatial deixis
  • Information structure and its interfaces (morpho-syntax, prosody, clause chaining)
  • Grammaticalization and morphosyntactic categories
  • Cognitive linguistics, and cognitive implications of the various linguistic models
  • Language in cognitive sciences (theoretical aspects and ERPs experiments)
  • Corpus annotation and databases for poorly documented languages

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur
  • 2012 Elected Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Overseas Sciences (Section of Human Sciences)
  • 1994 CNRS Bronze medal for linguistics

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