About Me

[UPDATE]: I recently started as an assistant professor at the University of Montréal (department of linguistics and translation). This website will be updated accordingly soon. Come back for more information about my future lab and research endeavors.

My research interests are in neuro/psycho-linguistics and first language acquisition.
I received my PhD at New York University in 2022 with my dissertation titled “Neural and developmental bases of processing language outside the here-and-now“.

My research investigates how people express and process information at the discourse level, and how this ability develops throughout childhood. Topics of interest include discourse structures and elements that vary in the type of information that they contribute to the discourse: modality (expressing possibilities and certainty), counterfactuality (expressing information counter to reality), negation, discourse particles and rhetorical questions (marking attitude, intention and certainty).

I was part of the Neuroscience of Language Lab working with Liina Pylkkänen and the Child Language Lab working with Ailís Cournane. Currently I am working on the neural correlates of modality and belief updating, naturalistic discourse processing in adults and children and on the development of counterfactual interpretations in children. My dissertation was on (non-actual) discourse updating and the representation of possibilities in children and adults. I’m also involved in several collaborative projects looking at the acquisition of linguistic modality, production and perception of rhetorical question intonation and structure of the left periphery.