About me

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.




News

June 2020

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.


February 2019

The radio show Els Viatgers de la Gran Anaconda, on Catalunya Ràdio, interviewed me last Fall. This is the program, and here you can hear me talk about the Panará.


January 2019

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

In other news, I'm off to Brazil to do fieldwork.

Upcoming and recent presentations

October 10-12

Tono y prosodia en mỹky (aislada). CILLA IX, UT Austin.

May 21

Panará morphosyntax and extraction restrictions. Colloquium talk, University of Potsdam.

May 3-4

Privative [participant] and partial agreement displacement. Person & Perspective. University of Southern California, Los Angeles.