About me

fullsizerender-2Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of Toronto. I am also an Assistant
Professor in the Linguistics Department at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (on leave). 

My work integrates theoretical and experimental research. I am specialized in language documentation, formal semantics, and psycholinguistics, with an emphasis on language acquisition. Currently, I have been involved in a number of experimental studies that investigate the semantics of reference and quantification in Brazilian Portuguese and in Brazilian indigenous languages.


  • Upcoming

    November 2016: I will present the poster "Counting on a count list: what Yudja tells us about number word acquisition" at BUCLD (Boston University, Boston).


    November 2016: I will give an invited talk at the XI Workshop on Formal Linguistics (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil) and a course on Experimental Semantics.


    January 2017: I am an invited speaker of the workshop "Experimental pragmatics" at
    ZAS (Berlin, Germany).


    April 2017: I will give a talk ("The revitalization of the Kawaiwete language in Brazil: from language documentation to revitalization") at the First International Conference on Language Revitalization and Minoritized Languages (Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)
    June 2017: I am an invited speaker at the Bar Ilan's Linguistics Colloquium (Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel).