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LCF

La Reunion

Research centers or research group

Research laboratory in Creole and Francophone areas

Contact

Jean-Philippe WATBLED  | Director
University of Reunion Island 15 Avenue René Cassin - CS 92003 97744 SAINT-DENIS CEDEX 9
  • research domains

    The LCF is an inter-disciplinary unit that coordinates and undertakes research activities in the following areas :

    • language sciences with a special focus on Creole languages and sociolinguistics, as well as language contacts and hybrid phenomena (2 themes : “Linguistic and cultural practices in Creole-speaking environments” and “Language acquisition in Creole-speaking environments”)
    • information and communication sciences with a focus on local and regional public spaces, recognition of heritage, knowledge and society
    • literature, with a focus on Creole, Francophone and English-language literature.

    Areas of expertise
    Theoretical linguistics and creolistics
    Expert assessments on Indian Ocean societies (studies and analyses)
    Expert assessments on work (human sciences, cultures, etc.) linked to municipal, departmental or regional projects.
    Expert assessments on children’s language in multi-lingual school environments
    Expert assessments in cultural organisations

  • key research projects

    SOCIAL PRACTICES, OBJECTS, REPRESENTATIONS AND DISCOURSE
    FOCUSING ON THE HERITAGE DYNAMIC : THE DISUSED OLD SUGAR FACTORY
    OF THE QUARTIER FRANCAIS
    Funding : CINOR

    THE UBUNTU CONCEPT
    Funding : Reunion Regional Council call for projects
    2012 – 2017

    “INDIAN OCEANISM” IN TEXTS AND DISCOURSE : POWER, VIOLENCE ; GENDERED, POST-COLONIAL, SUBALTERN OR DECOLONIAL APPROACHES
    Funding : Self-financed, in partnership with the University of Mauritius,
    several universities in South Africa, Indian and continental France.
    2019 – 2023

    FAMILY AND SCHOOL CULTURES : COMPARATIVE VIEWPOINTS OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS FROM THE SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN
    Funding : AUF 4 years

    INNOFAM : INNOVATIONS, WOMEN, PROGRESS
    Funding : Call for proposals from the Reunion Regional Council
    2012 – 2017

  • Main collaborations

    OSOI RESEARCH FEDERATION (OBSERVATORY OF INDIAN OCEAN SOCIETIES) / REGIONAL REACH

    LOFIS LA LANG KRÉOL LA RÉNYON / LOCAL REACH
    Institution to highlight research on the Creole language and
    to work with specialists in organising events around the Creole
    language and creolistics. Monitoring, understanding and enhancing
    the image of the Creole language.

  • Main
    • Observation of cultural practices in Reunion (OPC RUN) : database on cultural practices in different cultural sectors in Reunion.

     

    • Holographic-Lee (HoL), presentation to the Steering Committee
      for the eMan platform.

The LCF is an inter-disciplinary unit that coordinates and undertakes research activities in the following areas :

  • language sciences with a special focus on Creole languages and sociolinguistics, as well as language contacts and hybrid phenomena (2 themes : “Linguistic and cultural practices in Creole-speaking environments” and “Language acquisition in Creole-speaking environments”)
  • information and communication sciences with a focus on local and regional public spaces, recognition of heritage, knowledge and society
  • literature, with a focus on Creole, Francophone and English-language literature.

Areas of expertise
Theoretical linguistics and creolistics
Expert assessments on Indian Ocean societies (studies and analyses)
Expert assessments on work (human sciences, cultures, etc.) linked to municipal, departmental or regional projects.
Expert assessments on children’s language in multi-lingual school environments
Expert assessments in cultural organisations

SOCIAL PRACTICES, OBJECTS, REPRESENTATIONS AND DISCOURSE
FOCUSING ON THE HERITAGE DYNAMIC : THE DISUSED OLD SUGAR FACTORY
OF THE QUARTIER FRANCAIS
Funding : CINOR

THE UBUNTU CONCEPT
Funding : Reunion Regional Council call for projects
2012 – 2017

“INDIAN OCEANISM” IN TEXTS AND DISCOURSE : POWER, VIOLENCE ; GENDERED, POST-COLONIAL, SUBALTERN OR DECOLONIAL APPROACHES
Funding : Self-financed, in partnership with the University of Mauritius,
several universities in South Africa, Indian and continental France.
2019 – 2023

FAMILY AND SCHOOL CULTURES : COMPARATIVE VIEWPOINTS OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS FROM THE SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN
Funding : AUF 4 years

INNOFAM : INNOVATIONS, WOMEN, PROGRESS
Funding : Call for proposals from the Reunion Regional Council
2012 – 2017

OSOI RESEARCH FEDERATION (OBSERVATORY OF INDIAN OCEAN SOCIETIES) / REGIONAL REACH

LOFIS LA LANG KRÉOL LA RÉNYON / LOCAL REACH
Institution to highlight research on the Creole language and
to work with specialists in organising events around the Creole
language and creolistics. Monitoring, understanding and enhancing
the image of the Creole language.

  • Observation of cultural practices in Reunion (OPC RUN) : database on cultural practices in different cultural sectors in Reunion.

 

  • Holographic-Lee (HoL), presentation to the Steering Committee
    for the eMan platform.
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researchers
25
PhD students