Current position

Current position

In August 2019, I joined the Program in Linguistics at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics.

Previous position

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 is based on large-scale data collection. We are developing 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.