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PhD Student at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3  contact
"A Grammar of Baga Pukur, an Atlantic language of Guinea" (sup. Sebastian Fedden, LACiTO/Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 & co-sup. Guillaume Segerer, LLACAN)


Research topics

• Grammatical description of a previously undescribed language
• Field linguistics
• History and typology of Atlantic languages (Niger-Congo phylum)
• Typology of valency and valency change
• History and typology of Andic languages (Nakh-Daghestanian)
• Valency change in Andi

Thesis Abstract My thesis is a grammatical description of Baga Pukur, an Atlantic language of Guinea which is severely endangered and has never been described or documented before. Analysis is based on first-hand data collected in the field.

Research projects

LACITO research programs:
• Terrains, Analyses, et Comparaison des Langues


Atlantic languages – grammatical description – field linguistics – Guinea – Andic languages – Nakh-Daghestanian languages – morphosyntax – valency change

Andi - Baga Pukur

Education — 2019 : ENS diploma (Paris)
— 2018 : MA in linguistics, INaLCO
— 2015 : BA in Russian studies, INaLCO
Academic work — 2018: "Transitivation and detransitivation in the Caucasus: Description of valence change operations in an Andi dialect", MA thesis defended at INaLCO under the supervision of Agnes Korn and Matteo De Chiara, Summa Cum Laude.

— 23 Oct. 2019 "Why does Andi the causative suffix agree in number?", Caucasian Languages: Typology and Diachrony, Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Linguistics (IJaz RAN).
— 4 Sept. 2019 "Causatives which do not cause: Refining the typology with the case of Andi (Nakh-Daghestanian)", 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Pavia: University of Pavia.
— 14 Sept. 2018 "P-Labile verbs in Andi: a two-phase emergence?", 48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University.
— 5 Sept. 2018 "Alignment in the Andic languages: towards a definition of transitivity in Zilo", Syntax of the World's Languages VIII, Paris: National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INaLCO). With H. Gérardin

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— 2019, Lability in Andi, Acta Linguistica Petropolitana: Transactions of the Institute for Linguistic Studies 15(2): 229-264 (Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars, 2017), Saint-Petersburg: Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Linguistic Research (ILI RAN). In pdf.

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