My research explores the various factors that affect how we pronounce words, and how they interact. For instance, in a recent paper published in Glossa, I studied how morphological, phonological and sociolinguistic factors play a role in the pronunciation of words with a so-called "e muet" (or schwa) in French. In another recent paper to appear in the Supplemental Proceedings of AMP 2021, I investigated how phonological optimization and morphological optimization interact to determine the pronunciation of pronouns in three varieties of Haitian Creole.
I investigate these questions using theories developed in formal linguistics (constraint-based grammars, in particular), experimental data (acoustic data, perceptual data, judgment data, artificial language learning data), and statistical modeling (Bayesian hierarchical modeling, probabilistic constraint-based grammars).
I have extensive teaching experience in all main subfields of general linguistics, going from phonology to formal semantics, and in research methods. I have taught at major institutions in the United States (MIT, UCLA) and in Switzerland (University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, University of Bern).
I am the organizer of the Lausanne Linguistics Research Seminar.