Description of the project

Pragmatemes in contrast: from linguistic modeling to lexicographic coding


  • Anna Krzyżanowska, professor (UMCS), Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Institute of  Romance Philology
  • Francis Grossmann, professor of Language Science, Grenoble Alpes University, Lidilem

Research domains:

  • Linguistics;
  • Phraseology;
  • Corpus linguistics;
  • Contrastive linguistics;
  • Contrastive phraseology;
  • Translation studies

Project duration:

Polonium is the Franco-Polish Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) 2018-2019. It is implemented in Poland by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) and in France by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of National Education, of Higher Education and of Research (MENESR). The objective of this program is to develop scientific and technological exchange between research laboratories of both countries, by encouraging new cooperation, involvement of young scientists and doctoral students, and by opening perspectives of projects evolution towards European projects.

The PRAGMALEX project (2018-2019) is part of the "extended" phraseology, a relatively unexplored field of study, particularly in a contrastive perspective (French, Polish and Italian).

The explorations are carried out on three social networks: twitter, online sites forums (limited to press reviews) and Facebook in order to identify pragmatic phraseological units with strong expressive (emotional) value. The integration of the results obtained in the dictionary of pragmatemes will not only draw attention to various types of sociolinguistic and cultural factors determining the modalities of use of these units, but will also contribute to a more effective communication between users of different languages.