About me

My research combines theory construction for linguistic phenomena with experimental explorations of speech production in different languages and populations. It lies in the area of Laboratory Phonology with the goal to understand variation in speech and how it relates to phonological organization. To achieve this goal, I consider different factors of variation, such as linguistically-related (prosodic constituents), disease-related (speech motor disorders) and biologically-related (aging) factors. My line of research is at the core of how to model coordinative structures in a non-linear dynamic system, aiming to represent not only continuous but also discrete phenomena in speech and, going a step further, to understand variation as part of the phonological system, providing a window into linguistic structure.