About Me

I am currently an assistant professor at the University of Montréal (department of linguistics and translation) and a member of the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRLBM). My research interests are in neuro/psycho-linguistics and first language acquisition. In my research I use a variety of experimental methods to research the processing and comprehension of abstract language, including neural measures (EEG/MEG), corpus research, eye tracking and other behavioral paradigms. 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” co-supervised by Ailís Cournane and Liina Pylkkänen.

My research mainly 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 also have interest in the processing of sentence prosody and role of social interaction in language learning.