Author: ILARA

Mwotlap, a Language of Islanders

by Alexandre François With about 500 languages, the Oceanic family spreads out across the vast Pacific Ocean. Three thousand years ago, its myriad islands and atolls began to be explored and settled by Austronesian...

Ergativity: The Secret of Languages without Subjects

by Hélène Gérardin Who doesn’t recall their first grammar lessons and the enchantment of the terms – “subject”, “object”, “verb” – heard the earliest classes, never to escape the ears of language and grammar...

ILARA presentation brochure

ILARA, is a centre for training in, expertise on and resources relating to languages that are rarely studied in a university setting. Established in 2020, it is one of the four Institutes of École Pratique des...

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