I'm Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics, School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, and Director of the Phonetics Laboratory and of the Lisbon Baby Lab. My research focuses on Prosody in language, comprising phrasing, intonation, and rhythm, and using laboratory-based approaches. Prosody is a fascinating domain, as it comprehends sub-syllabic units to sentence-level or even discourse-level units, it interfaces with morphology and syntax, it is relevant to information structure, language processing, or human interaction, and it plays a crucial role in language acquisition. In my work, I study phrasal prosody and intonation, seeking to understand the properties of prosodic systems, the extent to which they vary across and within languages, and how they are acquired by infants. I also study how prosodic cues may help bootstrapping the learning of language, and may function as early markers of language impairment. I'm the Editor-in chief of Journal of Portuguese Linguistics and Associate Editor of Phonetica.
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