Curriculum Vitæ

I graduated with a doctorate from the Université Paris Diderot in 2013. My dissertation “Sur la canonicité en morphologie: perspective empirique, formelle et computationnelle” [On canonicity in morphology: an empirical, formal and computational approach] was awarded the highest distinction (“mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité”) for the top 5% dissertations defended within a given field. Before that, I was a student of the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon and a laureat of the Agrégation, selection of 2006 in German Studies. I also hold a Masters in Linguistic from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris, and a Bachelor in Linguistics and a Bachelor in German Studies from the Université Lumière Lyon 2.

Main education

2013 Doctorate in Linguistics Université Paris Diderot
2007 Master in Linguistics INALCO Paris
2006 Agrégation externe d’allemand ENS de Lyon
2004 Bachelor in Linguistics Université Lumière Lyon 2
2004 Bachelor in German Studies Université Lumière Lyon 2 & ENS de Lyon
2003 Admission to the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS-LSH) CPGE, Lycée Henri IV, Paris
2001 Baccalauréat série scientifique Lycée Lakanal, Sceaux
2001 Concours général d’allemand Lycée Lakanal, Sceaux

Supplementary Education

2015 IQMM Summer School International Quantitative Morphology Meeting, Belgrade, Serbia
2011 ESSLLI European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 ESSLLI European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, Bordeaux, France
2008 ESSLLI European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, Hamburg, Germany
2008 Atelier des Jeunes Chercheurs Formal semantics school, JSM conference, Toulouse, France



French, German




Latin (6 years)


Ancient Greek (2 years), Hindi/Urdu (1 year), Romansh Tuatschin (research), Italian (1 year)


Sinhalese (1 year), Tamil (1 semester), Sanskrit (1 semester), Pali (1 semester), Sorani Kurdish (private lessons), Icelandic (1 year), Classical Arabic (1 year), Vietnamese (1 year)

Computer skills

  • Perl
  • Python
  • R
  • Unix system programming
Text processing
  • LaTeX
  • MS Office
  • Open Office/Libre Office…
Linguistic software
  • Alexina
  • DATR
  • ELAN
  • Praat
  • WebAnno


08/2019-present Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
06/2016-08/2019 Postdoctoral researcher Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
01/2016-05/2016 Lecturer Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France
01/2015-06/2015 Lecturer Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France
10/2014-05/2016 Postdoctoral researcher CNRS, DDL, Lyon, France
09/2013-08/2014 Lecturer (ATER) Université Lumière, Lyon 2, Lyon, France
09/2012-08/2013 Lecturer (ATER) Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France
09/2011-08/2012 Lecturer (ATER) Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
03-05/2011 Research assistant Alpage, Inria, Paris, France
01/2011-06/2011 Lecturer Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
09/2010-02/2011 Research assistant Monde Iranien et Indien, CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
09/2007-08/2010 Teaching Assistant Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
10/2006-01/2007 Tutor Lycée Jean Jaurès, Montreuil, France
09/2004-06/2005 Lecturer Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Research grants

2015: Interdisciplinary research grant, IXXI/ISH, €8,000

Université Lyon 1 & Dynamique du Langage. Research grant on mathematically modelling competition between contact-languages: “Sur le bout de la langue : modélisation de la compétition entre deux langues.” With Morgane Bergot, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1.

2014: Postdoctoral Fellowship, ASLAN Excellency Cluster, approx. €60,000

2 year postdoctoral fellowship within the French excellency cluster ASLAN (Advanced Studies on LANguage complexity) for personal research on “A typological approach to structural properties of morphological systems” / “Typologie des propriétés structurales des systèmes morphologiques”

2012: Networds visiting grant, European Science Foundation, €2,850

Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey, UK. Six week visiting grant (Jan.-Feb. 2012), collaboration on Canonical Typology with Greville G. Corbett and Dunstan Brown, on computational morphology with Dunstan Brown, on general typology with Maris Camilleri (Maltese) and Enrique Palancar (Chinantec).

2007: PhD funding, ENS-LSH & Université Paris Diderot, approx. €65,000

Allocation doctorale de l’École Normale Supérieure (AMN), Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Paris, France. 3-year doctoral research scholarship: including a monthly allowance and a monthly salary for teaching undergraduate courses

Selective exams (concours)

2006: Agrégation externe d’allemand, permanent position

Selective exam for a permanent higher-level secondary school teacher position in German.

2003: Concours d’entrée à l’École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Lettre et Sciences Humaines), approx. €60,000

Admission to the ENS-LSH: fully paid selective 4-year studentship with supplementary courses in Linguistics, and German Language and Literature


Université Lyon Lumière (2013-2016)
  • Advanced morphology: morphology and the lexicon, Bachelor in linguistics
  • French linguistics: phonetics and phonology, Bachelor in linguistics
  • General linguistics: morphology, syntax, Bachelor in linguistics,
  • Problems in cognitive language processing: morphology, Bachelor in psychology and cognitive science
  • Research methodology, Bachelor in linguistics
Université Paris Sorbonne (2012-2013)
  • General linguistics: phonetics and phonology, Bachelor in linguistics
  • General linguistics: morphology and syntax, Bachelor in linguistics
  • General and comparative linguistics, Bachelor in linguistics
  • French as a Foreign Language, Master in linguistics
Université Paris Diderot (2007-2012)
  • Advanced formal morphology, Master in linguistics
  • Generative syntax II (LFG), Bachelor in linguistics
  • Morphology and Syntax: introductory course, Bachelor in linguistics
  • Introduction to French Syntax, Bachelor in linguistics
  • Introduction to Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, Bachelor in linguistics
Lycée Jean Jaurès (2006-2007)
  • Tutoring within the preparation program to the selective admission exam to the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) jointly headed by the ENS de Lyon and the Lycée Jean Jaurès (Hypokhâgne)
Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, (2004-2005)
  • Translation: German to French, Master
  • Translation: German to French, Bachelor
  • Spoken and Written French, Bachelor

Administrative responsibilities

Université Lumière Lyon 2 (2013/2014)
  • Participation in the degree awarding committee for the 1st-year of the Bachelor in Linguistics
  • Participation in the degree awarding committee for the 2nd-year of the Bachelor in Linguistics

Field work

06/2016 – 2019 Tuatschin (Romansch) Sedrun, Switzerland
08/2013 Kulung (Kiranti) Kathmandu, Nepal

Participation in research projects

2016-2019: Projekt Tuatschin

Swiss SNF research project on the acquisition of the Romansh dialect Tuatschin. Co-headed by Prof. Michele Loporcaro (Department of Romance Studies) and Prof. Sabine Stoll (Department of Comparative Linguistics)

2016-2018: Modélisation de la compétition entre langues

Project on mathematical modelling of ecological and linguistic factors in the competition between languages in contact. Co-headed by Dr. Morgane Bergot (Department of Mathematics, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1) and Dr. Géraldine Walther (University of Zurich).

2014-2018: TUL: Les questionnaires en typologie

“Questionaires within typology: survey, analysis, development, and epistemological questioning” Headed by Dr. Aimée Lahaussois (HTL, CNRS), Paris, France.

2012-2013: IARPA Project: BABEL Program

External consultant on problems related to morphological analysis within the subproject Lorelei on automatic morphological modelling headed by Dr. Owen Rambow Columbia University, USA, and Prof. Nizar Habash, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2011-2012: ANR EDyLex (ANR-09-CORD-008)

“Enrichissement Dynamique de Lexiques” (“Enriching dynamically lexical resources”) Headed by Dr. Benoît Sagot (Alpage, INRIA), Paris, France. January 2010 – August 2013.

2010-2011:ANR/DFG PerGram (ANR/DFG MU 2822/3-1)

“Theory and Implementation of a Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar for Persian” Co-headed by Prof. Pollet Samvelian (Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Prof. Stefan Müller (Freie Universität Berlin), January 2009 – December 2011.


  • Oxford University Press
  • Language Science Press
  • Journal of Morphology
  • International Morphology Meeting (IMM)
  • American International Morphology Meeting (AIMM),
  • Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE)
  • Workshop on Syntax and Semantics (WoSS)
  • Traitement automatique des langues naturelles (TALN)
  • Analysing Morphological Systems (AnaMorphoSys)
  • Models and methods in morphology
  • Discriminative perspectives on morphology
  • Computational Methods for Descriptive and Theoretical Morphology (CMDTM)
  • Morphological Typology and Cognition
  • ParadigMo-2017

Conference and workshop organisation

2019 Programme committee ISMo, Paris, France
2018 Organiser CoNNL shared task on morphological reinflection, co-located with the ACL, Brussels, Belgium (with Ryan Cotterell, Mans Hulden, Christo Kirov, John Sylak-Glassman, Ekatarina Vylomova, Arya McCarthy, Katharina Kann, Sebastian Mielke, Garrett Nicolai, Miikka Silfverberg, David Yarowsky, and Jason Eisner)
2018 Programme committee IMM, Budapest, Hungary
2017 Convenor PopLang, Lyon, France (with Vincent Arnaud, Morgane Bergot, François Pellegrino, Laurent Pujo-Menjouet, Léon Matar Tine)
2017 Organiser CoNNL shared task on morphological reinflection, co-located with the ACL, Vancouver, Canada (with R. Cotterell, J. Eisner, M. Faruqui, J. Sylak-Glassman, M. Hulden, C. Kirov, S. Kübler, E. Vylomova, Patrick Xia, David Yarowsky)
2017 Programme committee ParadigMo-2017, Toulouse, France, June 2017
2016 Convenor AnaMorphoSys, Lyon, France (with Gregory T. Stump)
2016 Convenor Workshop on Linguistic Complexity, Lyon, France (with Noëllie Bon, Kris Lund, François Pellegrino, Véronique Traverso)
2016 Programme committee CMDTM, Vienna, Austria
2015 Convenor System Typology workshop at the ALT, Albuquerque, USA (with J.P. Blevins)
2011 Scientific committee WoSS8, Paris, France
2010 Organising committee 17th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), Paris, France
2009 Organising committee Journées Sémantique et Modélisation (JSM), Paris, France
2008 Organising committee ConSOLE XVI, Paris, France
2007 Organising committee Colloque Syntaxe et Sémantique de Paris (CSSP), Paris, France