I am a Catalan linguist who studies Amazonian languages, with a focus on Panará (Jê family) and Mỹky (isolate). My research combines a descriptive and theoretical approach to syntax, morphology, and phonology, while also focusing heavily on language documentation and revitalization.
I am a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University. My NWO-funded research project, supervised by Jóhanna Barðdal, is to investigate the notion of subject and, by extension, grammatical relations in Amazonian languages.
I have a PhD from the University of Groningen, with a dissertation on case and agreement in Panará. Since then, I was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley on an ELDP project to document Manoki, an endangered variety of Mỹky, working with Lev Michael. I have an MA in linguistics from Paris VII (Université Denis Diderot) and a double major in translation and in applied linguistics from Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona.
Our paper on the revitalization of Manoki, with Edivaldo Mampuche and Dário Kajoli, is now published in Cadernos de Linguística.
My paper on Panará number mophology has just been published in Linguistic Variation.
I have started a two-year position as a Rubicon postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University.
Upcoming and recent presentations
Speaker perspective and sameness indexicality in Mỹky. Syntax of the World's Languages IX. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru.
Syntactic ergativity in Jê languages; Tone and prosody in Mỹky (with Tupy Mỹky). Amazônicas VIII. UFG, Goiânia, Brazil.
Panará verbal morphology and the nominative illusion. Olinco 5. Olomouc, Czech Republic.
10 march 2021
Línguas indígenas: sintaxe. Abralin Ao Vivo.
01 march 2021
Deriving participant exponence in Panará. Invited talk at the Syntax Interface Lecture series, Utrecht University.
23 february 2021
Linguistic fieldwork and grammatical relations in the Amazon. Invited talk at the FunC seminar, KU Leuven.
01 february 2021
The grammar of grammatical relations in Amazonian languges. Lecture at ΔiaLing, Ghent University.