I am interested in how linguistic content and context shape utterance interpretation. My current focus is in the area of experimental pragmatics, especially (in)directness and (im)politeness in their interface with emotions. My research is positioned at the wider intersection of philosophy of language, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.
Since 2019, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Ghent University, where I am investigating people’s reactions to face-threat and impoliteness in online complaints and negative reviews. Another topic on which I am currently working on is the link between platform-related content affordances and the realization of negative reviews.
I also explore the prosody of speech acts and the interpretation of negated adjectives, with a focus on the French language.
Below you can find a teaching sample consisting in a short lesson devoted to indirect communication (taught in French).
French: Linguistic practice D, Written skills (24h), 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
Lecturer, BA2 in Multilingual Communication.