Current position

I am currently an assistant in French linguistics at the Romanisches seminar of the University of Zurich. I am also a visiting researcher at the University of Geneva (CUI), sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (September 2015 - August 2016)

Academic address  

Romanisches Seminar
Universität Zürich
Zürichbergstrasse 8 
8032 Zürich

Research interests
  • Variation in French
    • European varieties (Belgium, France, Switzerland)
    • In-contact varieties of French (‘Français Fédéral’, African French)
    • Speaking styles and phonogenres 
  • Prosody/Syntax Interface 
    • Left and Right Peripheries
    • Parentheticals and epistemic verbs
    • Parataxes and clause linking

  • Speech corpora and annotation tools
    • Prominence perception and detection 
    • Prosodic boundaries
    • PoS tagging et chunking 
    • Disfluencies

Contact be my mail, or find me on 

Last update 2015/09/03 

  • The chapter on French-ToBI, to which I participated in, was just recently released. Click on the picture for more information:

Participez à nos enquêtes sur le français régional !
  • Les mots et les phrases de nos régions [lien]
  • Les mots et les phrases de nos régions dans le domaine francoprovençal [lien]
  • La prononciation dans le domaine francoprovençal [lien]

Current projects on Regional French varieties 
  • A crowdsourcing approach to lexical, syntactic and phonological variation in European French. Check our blog!
  • Phonetics and phonology of European French varieties.
  • The corpus of French spoken in Switzerland (OFROMhas been updated. The database was entirely PoS tagged with Dismo. It is now possible to look for some syntactic structures and not only chains of words. Give a try and let us some comment!

Upcoming talks and conferences
  • With J. Glikman, we are organizing a workshop on crowdsourcing approach to regional variation in French on the 23rd of October. Click here for more information!