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I am a Ph.D student in Linguistics at The University of Manchester. My main fields of study are formal semantics, pragmatics and theoretical linguistics. 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. My Ph.D Thesis, Issues in modality and tense: studies in English and Mapudungun, has been submitted in July 2019.
I am also interested in language documentation. I am about to start 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.