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I am linguist and fieldworker interested in meaning and the study of indigenous languages. I received my Ph.D from the University of Manchester in 2019. My main fields of study are formal semantics and pragmatics. My research focuses on the interaction of tense and modality, the semantics of the future and the expression of obligations and desires. A significant part of my current work is centred on Mapudungun, a Southamerican indigenous language of the Araucanian family.
I am also interested in language documentation. I am conducting a documentation project focused on Chedungun, the Mapudungun dialect spoken by the Pehuenche people. The project is funded by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) and involves audio-visual recordings of an ascensional migratory journey to the Pehuenche summerlands, around the Andean valley of Butalelbún, Chile.
I also hold a previous doctorate degree in Philosophy, which materialized in a thesis on Wittgenstein’s arguments on semantic normativity. Scroll up or down for links to publications, documentation and teaching experience in both fields.