Entité de rattachement
UMR 7206 - Diversité et évolution culturelles (DivEC)
Linguistique, Traitement automatique des langues, Humanités numériques, Phylogénétique


Réseaux sociaux
marc.allassonniere-tang [at] mnhn.fr



  • 2021 – present: CNRS Researcher. EA (Ecological Anthropology, UMR 7206) lab at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris, France.
  • 2019 – 2021: Postdoctoral Researcher. DDL (Dynamics of Language) lab of University Lumière Lyon 2, France. (80% research - 20% Teaching/Supervision).
  • 2016 – 2019: Ph.D. Student. Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden. (80% research- 20% teaching, full-time funded working contract).
  • 2013 – 2015: French Instructor. Chinese Institute of European Languages, Taiwan. (Group courses 5-20 members, 30 hours/week, level A1-C2).
  • 2013 – 2015: Research Assistant. Syntax/Phonology lab, National ChengChi University, Taiwan. (Experiment design, database maintenance, and data analysis)
  • 2011 – 2012: Product Manager. North Africa division, Asustek Computer, Taiwan. (Product planning, sales and marketing for notebooks and tablets)


  • 2016 – 2019: Ph.D. in linguistics, Uppsala University, Sweden/ National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, France.
    Thesis: A typology of classifiers and gender: From description to computation.
  • 2013 – 2015: M.A. in linguistics, National ChengChi University, Taiwan.
    Thesis: A GIS typological analysis of the convergence and divergence among numeral classifier, genders and plural markers in the world’s languages.
  • 2006 – 2011: B.A. in Diplomacy/Arabic Language and Literature (double major), National ChengChi University, Taiwan.


  • Languages: French (Native), Chinese (Native), English (TOEIC 990/990), Arabic (CEFR B1), Swedish (CEFR B1).
  • Data visualization and analysis: The R tidyverse and its extensions, classification and regression (Generalized Linear Mixed Models, Random Forests, Neural
    Networks, Support Vector Machines), clustering methods, QGIS.
  • Natural Language Processing: Stylometry, topic modelling, word embeddings (GloVe, word2vec, fastText), text processing (Word segmentation, POS tagging, dependency parsing), web data harvesting (Docker, Selenium).
  • Computational methods: Bayesian phylogenetic inference (BayesTraits, MrBayes, BEAST), Bayesian agent-based modelling with network analysis.
  • Linguistics: CLAN (Computerized Language Analysis), ELAN (EUDICO Linguistic Annotator), Praat, Toolbox, VTL (VocalTractLab).
  • Computer: Programming language R and Python, Operating systems Linux, Mac, and Windows, LATEX.



  • Fieldwork practice session with native speakers: Linguistic summer school teaching module, HT19 (International School in Linguistic Fieldwork, Paris). Instructor for 2-hour daily sessions on planning and conducting fieldwork during a week.
  • Current Research in Linguistics: Undergraduate course VT19 (Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University). Instructor in charge of the full course. The students learn qualitative and quantitative methods to develop and test linguistic hypotheses.
  • Cognitive Linguistics: Undergraduate course VT19 (Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University). Instructor in charge of the full course. This course provides basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in the area of cognitive linguistics.

Méthodes quantitatives

  • Visualisation and Statistics: Postgraduate course HT18 (Faculty of Languages, Uppsala University). Instructor for weekly two-hour lab sessions of R programming in data visualization an statistical analysis.
  • An Introduction to Random Forests in R: Postgraduate teaching module, VT18 (Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University). Instructor for 90-minute sessions to the computational classifier of random forests.

Cours de langues

  • French: High school/University group courses 2013HT- 2015VT (Chinese Institute of European Languages). Instructor for group courses (A1-C2 levels). The teaching involved conversation, writing, grammar courses, and preparation for the DELF diplomas.


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  • Hutin Mathilde & Allassonnière-Tang Marc, août 2023L’apport des données participatives pour l’étude linguistique des français du monde : le cas de l’opposition /a∼/. RÉSUMÉ Le français est une langue parlée par plusieurs centaines de millions de locuteurs en Europe, en Afrique et en Amérique… Journal of French Language Studies , , p. 1-24
    0959-2695, 1474-0079
  • Levshina Natalia, Namboodiripad Savithry, Allassonnière-Tang Marc, Kramer Mathew, Talamo Luigi, Verkerk Annemarie, Wilmoth Sasha, Rodriguez Gabriela Garrido, Gupton TimothyMichael, Kidd Evan, Liu Zoey, Naccarato Chiara, Nordlinger Rachel, Panova Anastasia & Stoynova Natalia, juillet 2023Why we need a gradient approach to word order. Abstract This article argues for a gradient approach to word order, which treats word order preferences, both within and across… Linguistics vol. 61, n° 4, p. 825-883
    0024-3949, 1613-396X
  • Touraille Pris & Allassonnière-Tang Marc, juin 2023« Chapitre 8. Idéer une catégorie épicène et la matérialiser cohéremment dans la langue. Une nécessité épistémologique autant que politique » in Qu’est-ce qu’une femme ? Catégories homme/femme : débats contemporains.. , , dir. {{\'E}ditions Mat{\'e}riologiques} p. 167-233
  • Ulrich Natalja, Pellegrino François & Allassonnière-Tang Marc, avril 2023Intra- and inter-speaker variation in eight Russian fricatives. Acoustic variation is central to the study of speaker characterization. In this respect, specific phonemic classes such as… The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America vol. 153, n° 4, p. 2285
  • Parajuli Krishna Prasad & Allassonnière-Tang Marc, février 2023A corpus-based quantitative study of numeral classifiers in Nepali. Abstract Nepali is typologically rare in terms of nominal classification systems, as it is one of the few languages of the… Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory , ,
    1613-7027, 1613-7035
  • Touraille Priscille & Allassonnière-Tang Marc, 2023« Idéer une catégorie épicène et la matérialiser cohéremment dans la langue. Une nécessité épistémologique autant que politique » in Qu’est-ce qu’une femme? Catégories homme/femme: débats contemporains.. , , dir. Éditions Matériologiques p. 167-233
  • Allassonnière-Tang Marc & Kilarski Marcin, 2023Nominal classification in Asia and Oceania: Functional and diachronic perspectives. , , dir. John Benjamins OCLC: 1391095741
  • Wichers Schreur Jesse, Allassonnière-Tang Marc, Bellamy Kate & Rochant Neige, décembre 2022Predicting grammatical gender in Nakh languages: Three methods compared. The Nakh languages Chechen and Tsova-Tush each have a five-valued gender system: masculine, feminine, and three “neuter”… Linguistic Typology at the Crossroads vol. 2, n° 2, 93–126 Pages Artwork Size: 93-126 Pages Publisher: Linguistic Typology at the Crossroads
  • Her One-Soon, Hammarström Harald & Allassonnière-Tang Marc, novembre 2022Defining numeral classifiers and identifying classifier languages of the world. Abstract This paper presents a precise definition of numeral classifiers, steps to identify a numeral classifier language, and… Linguistics Vanguard vol. 8, n° 1, p. 151-164
  • Hutin Mathilde & Allassonnière-Tang Marc, septembre 2022Operation LiLi: Using Crowd-Sourced Data and Automatic Alignment to Investigate the Phonetics and Phonology of Less-Resourced Languages. Less-resourced languages are usually left out of phonetic studies based on large corpora. We contribute to the recent efforts… Languages vol. 7, n° 3, p. 234