I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF), working with Ira Noveck on the acquisition of modals in French. Broadly, I’m interested in theoretical and experimental semantics and pragmatics. My research focuses on modals, and their interaction with negation, tense and aspect, with a particular focus on child language acquisition. I’m a (proud!) member of the ModSquad, the UMD/NYU Modality Group, and of the GRISP, the Groupe de Recherche sur les Inferences de la Sémantique et Pragmatique directed by Ira Noveck.
I completed my PhD in linguistics at the University of Maryland (USA) in July 2021, where I was advised by Valentine Hacquard and Alexander Williams. My dissertation, “Finding Modal Force”, is available here. Before coming to UMD for my PhD, I studied at the CogMaster in Paris, where I worked with Benjamin Spector and Emmanuel Chemla. I then was a Course Lecturer for one year at McGill University in Montréal.
My work benefits from various collaborations and exchanges, in particular with Annemarie van Dooren and Ailís Cournane, Yu’an Yang and Jéssica Mendes.
My amazing UMD-cohort members were Sigwan Thivierge, Mina Hirzel, Aaron Doliana, Rodrigo Ranero and Tyler Knowlton.