My expertise is in both the exploration of language patterns and the development of formal analyses of these patterns. I am particularly interested in phenomena that inform
our understanding of how semantics and morpho-syntax, on the one hand, and compositional semantics and discourse, on the other hand, interact.
After studying modern languages in Angers, France, I studied linguistics in Lyon where I started working on Karata (Andi, Nakh-Daghestanian) with Denis Creissels and Colette Grinevald. Although this
work has slowed down due to the troubled political climate in Daghestan, I am still very interested in this area and hope to resume work soon. In 2017, I defended a dissertation on
polar response particles (e.g. yes/no in English, oui/non/si in European French) at UMass Amherst co-advised by Rajesh Bhatt
and Vincent Homer.