I’m interested in experimental semantics and pragmatics, with a focus on child language acquisition. My research focuses on modality, more specifically the interaction between modals, tense and aspect from a developmental perspective. I’m a (proud!) member of the ModSquad, the UMD/NYU Modality Group.

Starting this fall, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, mentored by Ira Noveck. I recently received my PhD in linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park (USA), 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’ve been working with Benjamin Spector and Emmanuel Chemla. I then spent a year as a Course Lecturer at McGill University in Montréal.

My UMD cohort: Sigwan ThiviergeMina Hirzel, Aaron Doliana, Rodrigo Ranero and Tyler Knowlton