PhD, linguistics, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
Bachelor of Arts, classics, Princeton University (1993)
Areas of research
Description and documentation of Tibeto-Burman languages, Kiranti group (Nepal): Thulung Rai, Khaling Rai, Koyi Rai
Field linguistics: tools and methodology
Grammaticography: seeking the sources for the models underlying grammar writing
Data annotation practices (glossing, translation) and their evolution through time
Collaborative projects directed
Labex project “Ideophones and Interjections” (co-directed with Yvonne Treis, LLACAN), Labex EFL, 2020-2024.
Collaborative Research Project (funded jointly by CNRS and University of Melbourne) with Barbara Kelly (U of Melbourne) “Chains of influence in the description of Tibeto-Burman languages of Nepal”, May 2017-May 2018.
TULQuest project (Project investigating linguistic and typological questionnaires), funded by the Fédération de Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques, 2014-2018.
TUL project on “Ideophones and Interjections”(co-directed with Yvonne Treis, LLACAN), funded by the Fédération de Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques, 2018-2019.
“Dictionnaire historique de la terminologie linguistique” project (co-directed with Bernard Colombat), 2010-2017.
International Workshop on Kiranti Languages“ (co-organized with Guillaume Jacques), Paris, 1-2 December 2016
Workshop on “Extended grammars” (co-organized with Emilie Aussant), Paris, 3-4 November 2016
Scientific session “From punctuation to morphosyntactic glosses: East and West, past and present” (co-organized with Franck Cinato), Paris, 12 December 2015
Typologie et linguistique de terrain, first year Master's program course, Linguistics department, University of Paris VII (2016, 2017, 2018: co-taught with O. Bonami; 2019: co-taught with Otto Zwartjes)
Field investigation techniques, first year Master's program course, Linguistics department, University of Paris VII (2019)