I am professeur adjoint of phonology (US equivalent: Assistant Professor) in the Département de langues, linguistique et traduction at Université Laval, in Québec City. I am also associate editor at Second Language Research, member of the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, and Music (CRBLM), and member of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN).

I have a PhD in linguistics from McGill University, where I also completed the Interdisciplinary Language Acquisition Program (LAP), which focuses on the scientific exploration of language acquisition from different perspectives (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Education, Linguistics, and Psychology). My PhD supervisor was Heather Goad—you can see my academic tree here.

My research interests are phonology, (second) language Acquisition, and quantitative data analysis. I’m especially interested in using data analysis to uncover patterns that help us better assess representational and theoretical assumptions in phonology. I’m currently working on projects that involve (lexical) stress, (syllable) weight, and second language acquisition. I’m also working on a Talian corpus with Natália B. Guzzo, and on an R package for phonological analysis called Fonology. For more information on my research projects, click here.

Given my research interests, if you’d like to pursue a PhD in linguistics at Université Laval under my supervision, please visit this page. For MAs, visit this page.

News • 2023
  • Upcoming presentations: In early 2024, I’ll be giving talks at OCP (Universität Leipzig) and NELS (MIT) with Natália B. Guzzo
  • November: I was awarded a grant by Université Laval to be a visiting scholar at Harvard in Feb-Mar 2024 (Programme pilote de mobilité professorale pour le développement de collaborations internationales en recherche)
  • November: we’ve recently updated our talian corpus (now with 30% more words)
  • October: Paper accepted for publication on pronoun interpretation and the effects of prosody, to appear in Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Joint work with Lydia White, Heather Goad, Natália B. Guzzo, Liz Smeets and Jiajia Su. Pre-print available here
  • October: My chapter on statistical modelling has recently been published in the Cambridge Handbook of Third Language Acquisition (see preprint here)
  • October: plenary, II Seminário Internacional de Pesquisas em Ensino e Aprendizagem: abordagens quantitativas e mistas, Brazil (remote, in Portuguese)
  • October: Talk at the Colloque du CRIHN
  • Fonology (beta), an R package for phonological analysis. Check it out here

All news from 2023 here

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Last updated: December 2023

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