Current position

Current position

In August 2019, I joined the Program in Linguistics at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics. I am also a faculty member of the Institute for Digital Innovation.

At GMU, I am currently teaching Computational Linguistics as well as courses in Syntax and Linguistic Typology. I am also directing the GMU Computational Linguistics Lab.

Students interested in Computational Linguistics and/or Typology, get in touch!

Previous positions

Before joining GMU, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Zurich.

I was employed on an SNF research project investigating the relationship between properties of adult language structure and child language acquisition in the Romansch variety of Tuatschin spoken in the Grisons (Switzerland). Our project also closely focused on the role of language contact and code mixing in everyday linguistic interaction and acquisition.
The project was based on large-scale data collection. We developed the first large-scale corpus of Tuatschin comprising both natural adult language data and a longitudinal study of child language acquisition for six children aged 2 to 3.
I was responsible for overseeing the corpus development (recording, transcribing, translating, annotating, formatting) as well as for conducting studies of ‘optional’ agreement patterns and language contact based on our collected corpus data.

Before that, and after completing my PhD at the Université Paris Diderot, Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, I was a postdoc at the CNRS in the Dynamique du Langage research group, where I worked on developing measures of morphological complexity.