Maria Giavazzi


I am an assistant professor (maître de conférénces) in Paris at the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) of the Ecole normale supérieure.

I have a Ph.D. in Linguistics from MIT.

My CV is available here.

Contact information:

Département d'Etudes Cognitives
Ecole normale supérieure
29, rue d'Ulm
75005, Paris, France
email: maria [dot] giavazzi [at] ens [dot] fr

My research develops along two main axes. 

First, it seeks to understand phonological systems by grounding typological generalizations in general perceptual principles and production mechanisms. This research has been the focus of most of my graduate studies, as well as of my Ph.D. dissertation, and is currently developing in new directions.

My second research area investigates the interaction between core grammatical knowledge and other cognitive functions through the study of the progressive deterioration of linguistic abilities in patients with neurodegenerative disorders. The work in this area has been the focus of my post-doctoral project.