My research focuses on human language and the study of speech sounds from a variety of intersecting perspectives. Recently, more and more research has been conducted on the intimate relation between phonetic and phonological theories. I’m endorsed in this kind of investigation, with the primary aim of transcending the traditional phonetics-phonology divide. One of my concerns is also the accurate description of the phonologies of under-documented and/or endangered languages of the world. In order to achieve this, I’m aiming at a deep integration between different approaches (formal and functional, synchronic and diachronic) to the analysis of sounds and language in general.

Key interests

  • Phonetics and Phonology (PhonPhon)
  • Language description
  • Typology and Diachronic linguistics
  • Phonology–morphosyntax interaction
  • Graphemics
  • Computer science and technology
  • Data science