I am a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Lausanne. I received a PhD in Linguistics from MIT.
Before moving to Lausanne, I worked as a CNRS post-doc researcher on a project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche and entitled "The mathematics of segmental phonotactics" (Principal Investigator: Giorgio Magri; results of this project can be found here).
My current research focuses on phonology and phonetics, and in particular on questions related to:
- the phonetic (perceptual/articulatory) motivation for sound patterns
- grammatical models of speaker's phonological/phonetic knowledge
- diachronic changes and the evolution of sound systems across time
- theories developed in formal linguistics (constraint-based grammars, in particular)
- experimental and corpus data
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