About me

I am a linguist who studies language from a formal approach. My work centers on Amazonian languages, with a focus on Panará (Jê) and Mỹky (isolate). Besides my main research I am also interested in 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 Iranxe 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.




News

December 2018

Charlotte Lindenbergh and I wrote a paper on Jê case marking. It just came out at LIN 2018.


September 2018

The defence of my PhD dissertation took place at the University of Groningen on September 20.


May 2018

At the CLCG we are organizing a very exciting Groningen Syntax Workshop, to be held on June 17. Join us!


Upcoming and recent presentations

October 19

"Linguistic fieldwork in the Amazon: why and how?" Colloquium talk at the University of Oldenburg.

January 3-6

"Three grammatical genders in Mỹky." SSILA Annual Meeting 2019, New York City.