I am a linguist who studies Amazonian languages, with a focus on Panará (Jê) and Mỹky (isolate). My research combines a descriptive and theoretical approach to morphology, syntax and phonology. I also work on language documentation, language revitalization, and the history of indigenous Amazonian peoples.
I am an ELDP postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. My current project, supervised by Lev Michael, is to document and describe the Manoki variety of Mỹky, an isolate language spoken in Brazil.
I have a PhD from the University of Groningen, with a dissertation on case and agreement in Panará. Before that, I received an MA in linguistics from Paris VII (Université Denis Diderot), during which I spent some time at UQÀM in Montreal. I also have a double major in translation and in applied linguistics from Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona.
Fieldwork time is back. I will spend the second half of this year in Brazil with almost no interruption. Stay tuned in 2020 for what I will have been up to.
In other news, I'm off to Brazil to do fieldwork.
Upcoming and recent presentations
Tono y prosodia en mỹky (aislada). CILLA IX, UT Austin.
Panará morphosyntax and extraction restrictions. Colloquium talk, University of Potsdam.
Privative [participant] and partial agreement displacement. Person & Perspective. University of Southern California, Los Angeles.