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Research topics


  • Intonation and Pragmatics
  • Variation in intonation
  • Variation and evolution of word accent
  • Prosody of function words


  • Semantics of motion verbs
  • Verbal argument structure in language contact
  • Semantics of nominalizations

Contact linguistics

  • Spanish, Portugese and French outside of Europe
  • Prosody of Spanish in contact with Quechua
  • Prosody of French in contact with Vietnamese
  • Motion verbs in Romance based creole languages

Language and music