Informal Research Group

Since its inception in Fall 2009 at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), the Informal Research Group has been bringing together novice researchers in language- and linguistics-related disciplines to share their research in an informal setting.

The group currently has over 150 members from 22 different institutions in Europe and elsewhere.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in language- and linguistics-related research.

The mailing list serves as the main means of communication between members and is used

  • to pass on or request information
  • to announce upcoming events, and
  • for new members to introduce themselves to the group



Symposium IRG2020

From data to knowledge in the language sciences

The Symposium took place at the University of Fribourg on 6-8 February 2020.

Organizing committee:

  • Thomas Aeppli (Université de Fribourg)
  • Audrey Bonvin (Université de Fribourg)
  • Ladina Brugger (Université de Fribourg, HEP Berne)
  • Philippe Humbert (Université de Fribourg)
  • Katharina Karges (Université de Fribourg)
  • Zorana Sokolovska (Université de Fribourg, HEP Lucerne)

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Colloque IRG 2014

Negociating methological challenges in linguistic research

The first IRG conference was held on February 6 and 7, 2014 at the University of Friborg.

Organizing Committee:

  • Amelia Lambelet
     (Université de Fribourg)
  • Jan Vanhove 
    (Université de Fribourg)
  • Evelyne Pochon-Berger
    (Université de Neuchâtel)
  • Elena Diez del Corral Areta 
     (Université de Neuchâtel)
  • Anna Ghimenton
     (Université de Fribourg)
  • Mariana Steiner
    (HEP Fribourg)