Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Languages and Thought (CIRLEP) - UR 4299


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Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur les Langues et la Pensée
UFR des Lettres & Sciences Humaines
57, rue Pierre Taittinger
F-51 096 Reims cedex

Patricia OUDINET
Phone: +33 (0)3 26 91 36 19
Fax: +33 (0)3 26 91 37 78

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Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur les Langues Et la Pensée (CIRLEP), i.e. Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Languages and Thought. CIRLEP is one of the research groups of the Arts and Humanities Faculty of Reims University. It affiliates 40 full-time researchers and is host to another 15 associate researchers in a number of domains: English, German and Spanish literature, cultural studies and linguistics, general linguistics, French as a foreign language, philosophy and educational studies. It has defined three main research topics (Languages and Thought, Intercomprehension / Didactics of Plurilingualism, Representation of society), comprising six interdisciplinary seminaries. CIRLEP organizes regularly international conferences and symposia.


40 Researchers
15 Associated researchers
1 Technical and administrative staff
20 PhD students

Key words

Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Interunderstanding of Languages, Language Didactics, Plurilingualism, English, German and Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies

Research topics

- Languages and Thought: « Les langues philosophes » ; « Res-per-nomen ».
- Intercomprehension, Didactics of Plurilingualism: « Intercompréhension des langues voisines » ; « Didactique du plurilinguisme ».
- Representation of society: « Codes, Marges et Transgressions » ; « Cultures populaires/ Images »



- University of Lorraine ;
- University of Caen Normandy ;
- Université Rennes 2 ;
- Centre interdisciplinaire d'études et de recherches sur l'Allemagne (CIERA).


- Universität Mannheim (Germany) ;
- Universität Salzburg (Austria) ;
- Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) ;
- Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) ;
- Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art,
- Design and Technology – Dublin (Ireland) ;
- Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – Lima (Peru) ;
- PUCP – Lima (Peru).


-École Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Reims (ESAD) ;
- Institut International de la Marionnette (Charleville-Mézières)

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