I am a Catalan linguist who studies Amazonian languages, with a focus on Panará (Jê) and Mỹky (isolate). My research combines a descriptive and theoretical approach to syntax, morphology, and phonology. I am especially interested in grammatical relations, agreement, and case. I also work on language documentation and revitalization, ethnomusicology, and the history of indigenous Amazonian peoples.
At Ghent University, in my current FWO senior postdoctoral project, I look at argument marking patterns in the Guaporé-Mamoré region in southern Amazonia, to determine the criteria that can identify grammatical relations and to establish how these criteria overlap with independently existing notions, as well as using high resolution morphosyntactic data to inform us on the contact history of the peoples that inhabit this highly diverse region.
I have a PhD from the University of Groningen, with a dissertation on case and agreement in Panará. Since then, I was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley on an ELDP project to document Manoki, an endangered variety of Mỹky, and a NWO Rubicon postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University with a research project supervised by Jóhanna Barðdal to investigate the notion of subject in Amazonian languages. I have an MA in linguistics from Paris VII (Université Denis Diderot) and a double major in translation and in applied linguistics from Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona.
2021-22: Contrastive Linguistics: Syntax & Lexicon (A004225)