Research areas at ILC


The research carried out at the Communication Research Cluster and Research Centre (PCOM) has the common purpose of investigating all forms of communicational mediation between various kinds of institutions or social entities (businesses, public bodies, NGOs, academic, cultural and educational institutions, newspapers and audiovisual media, etc.) and their members, readership or audiences.

Research area 1: uses and appropriation of emerging media

Research area 2: social discourses and representation

Research area 3: ethical and deontological issues in communication

Research area 4: professional practices in the field of communication


The work of the Linguistics Research Cluster (PLIN) is divided among the five areas shown below. Some of the research is carried out in collaboration with the ILC’s Communication Research Cluster and/or other UCLouvain institutes.

Research area 1: contrastive linguistics

Research area 2: studies in language variation

Research area 3: modern language acquisition, learning and teaching

Research area 4: automatic language processing

Research area 5: business language