The notions of risks, society and security in institutional and political discourse

This will be a half-day presentation of work on discourse analysis that addresses objects in relation to risks and security. The researchers of the R2DIP colloquium will thus contribute expertise to the research carried out for the R2S thematic cycle, and inform the thinking initiated in humanities and social science.

In the framework of the 4th annual conference of the Research network on institutional and political discourse (R2DIP), the R2S thematic cycle is hosting an afternoon centered on the issues of risk, society, security, law, and institutions from a discourse analysis perspective.  

Three conferences will give a better view of the language and discourse issues related to these phenomena, through the study of news subjects.

Date and time: December 8, 2017 from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Location: Auditorium of the Maison Internationale de la Recherche
Public: students, researchers, teacher-researchers, wider public interested by the subject
Access to the event: Free event, send an e-mail to the event organizer to register


2.00-2.45: Laurent Gautier of the Centre Interlangues (TIL) of the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté.

"Law linguistics" (Rechtslinguistik): a (critical) discourse analysis tool? Putting things into perspective based on the "non-discrimination principle"

2.45 – 3.30: Laura Ascone, Lucie Gianola, Laurene Renaut, Julien Longhi of the AGORA laboratory of the University of Cergy-Pontoise

Forensic linguistics in discourse analysis: Anticipating risks, supporting decision-making and addressing threats

3.30 – 4.15: Cécile Canutof the Centre de recherche sur les liens sociaux (CERLIS) at Paris Descartes University

Construction of discourse on the Roma in Europe: a political and sociolinguistic approach

For information, contact the organizer: julien.longhi @ (julien.longhi @
UCP laboratories involved in the organization of the event:
Event partners and funders:
Institute of Advanced Studies of the UCP, Paris Seine University