Short bio

I am an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before taking on this post, I was a Lecturer (US Assist. Professor) at the University of Liverpool, and before that I was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, working with Prof. Eve Clark on pragmatic development in first language acquisition. I obtained my Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the Ohio State University in 2007, with a dissertation intitled "The meaning of approximative adverbs: Evidence from European Portuguese". Before I decided to study Linguistics, I was interested in Latin and Greek; I obtained a B.A. in Classical Languages and Portuguese from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.