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).


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