Curriculum Vitae

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Florian Lionnet
Address Program in Linguistics
1-S-19 Green Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
E-mail flionnet [at] princeton [dot] edu
EMPLOYMENT

Since 2017

Assistant Professor
Program in Linguistics, Princeton University
EDUCATION

2016

Ph.D. in Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley

2012

M.A. in Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley

2007

M.A. in Linguistics
"Mention Très Bien" (magna cum laude)
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (Ulm) & Univ. Paris 8 Saint-Denis, Paris

2005-2010

Elève at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm), Paris

2002-2005

CPGE (khâgne) [Literary classes which prepare for the competitive entrance exams to the Grandes Ecoles], Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris, France
RESEARCH GRANTS

2015-2018

Volkswagen Foundation DoBeS grant (Documentation of Endangered Languages). Research project #89843: Documentation of Laal (Chad): 2-year extension. €195,700
  • PI (with Tom Güldemann, Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Head of research team

2011-2015

Volkswagen Foundation DoBeS grant (Documentation of Endangered Languages). Research project #85538: Documentation of Laal (Chad). €298,000
  • PI (with Tom Güldemann, Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Head of research team
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Under review

    - The gender system of Laal in areal and typological perspective. Submitted to STUF - Language Typology and Universals, special issue on "Gender in African languages". [Draft]

    In press

    - Nicholas Rolle, Florian Lionnet, and Matthew Faytak. Areal patterns in the vowel systems of the Macro-Sudan Belt. To be published in Linguistic Typology 24(1), May 2020. [Final draft]

    2018

    - Phonological teamwork in Kalahari Basin languages. Africana Linguistica 24: 75-97. [download pdf]

    2017

    - A theory of subfeatural representations: the case of rounding harmony in Laal [preprint (with appendices)] [paper (CUP)]. Phonology, 34(3): 523-564.
    OTHER PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

    2019

    - Larry Hyman, Florian Lionnet (second author), and Christophère Ngolele. Number and Animacy in the Teke noun class system. In Samson Lotven, Silvina Bongiovanni, Phillip Weirich, Robert Botne, Samuel Gyasi Obeng (eds.), African linguistics across the disciplines: Selected papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. 89–102. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3520573. [download pdf] [link to online volume]

    2018

    - Pascal Boyeldieu, Raimund Kastenholz, Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer, and Florian Lionnet. The Bua Group languages (Chad, Adamawa 13): A comparative perspective. In Raija Kramer and Roland Kießling (eds.), Current Approaches to Adamawa and Gur Languages, Afrika und Übersee Supplements, Vol. 34. Cologne: Köppe. Pp. 53-126. [link to TOC]

    2014

    - Demonstrative and relative constructions in Ju: A diachronic account. In Güldemann, Tom and Anne-Maria Fehn (eds), Beyond ‘Khoisan’: historical linguistic relations in the Kalahari Basin. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (CILT 330). Amsterdam: Benjamins. 181-209. [download pdf] [link to TOC]

    2014

    - Lucy Lloyd's !Xuun notebooks: towards an edition and linguistic analysis. In Deacon, J. and Skotnes, P. 2014. The courage of ||kabbo: Collected papers from the conference celebrating the 100th anniversary of 'Specimens of Bushman folklore'. Cape Town: UCT Press. [download pdf]

    2012

    - Hyman, Larry & Florian Lionnet. 2012. Metatony in Abo (Bankon, A42). In Michael R. Marlo, Nikki B. Adams, Christopher R. Green, Michelle Morrison, and Tristan M. Purvis (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages in Context. Cascadilla. [also published in the UC Berkeley Phonology Lab Annual Report (2011), [download pdf]
    REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    2019

    - The colon as a separate prosodic category: Tonal evidence from Paicî (Oceanic, New Caledonia). In Proceedings of the 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 36), ed. Richard Stockwell et al., 250-259. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. www.lingref.com, document #3469. [download pdf]

    2017

    - Rolle, Nicholas, Matthew Faytak, and Florian Lionnet. The distribution of Advanced Tongue Root harmony and interior vowels in the Macro-Sudan Belt [download pdf]. In Patrick Farrel (ed.), Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, vol.2, 10:1-15.

    2015

    - Phonological teamwork as quantal markedness. In Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics Poster Session (Simon Fraser University Working Papers in Linguistics) (WCCFL 33). SFU Linguistics Graduate Student Association. 76-85. [download pdf]

    2015

    - Mid-tone lowering in Laal: the phonology/syntax interface in question. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS 49, 2013). Chicago: Chicago Linguistics Society. [download pdf]

    2014

    - Doubly Triggered Harmony in Laal as Subphonemic Agreement by Correspondence. In John Kingston, Claire Moore-Cantwell, Joe Pater and Robert Staubs (eds.), Proceedings of the 2013 Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2013). Linguistic Society of America Online Conference Proceedings. [download pdf]
    BOOK CHAPTERS (INVITED)

    To appear

    - Paralinguistic use of clicks in Chad [download final draft]. Chapter to appear in Bonny Sands (ed.), Click Consonants. Leiden: Brill.

    To appear

    - Larry M. Hyman, Hannah Sande, Florian Lionnet, Nicholas Rolle, and Emily Clem. Prosodic systems : Niger-Congo and Adjacent Areas [download final draft]. In Gussenhoven, Carlos and Aoju Chen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2019

    - Larry M. Hyman, Nicholas Baier, Emliy Clem, Peter Jenks, Florian Lionnet, John Merrill, Nicholas Rolle, and Hannah Sande. Niger-Congo linguistic features and typology. In Ekkehard Wolff (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of African Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    2018

    - Lionnet, Florian (first author) & Larry M. Hyman. Current Issues in African Phonology [pre-final draft]. Chapter in Tom Güldemann (ed.), The Languages and Linguistics of Africa. The World of Linguistics Series (Hans Henrich Hock ed.), Vol. 11. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 602-708.
    BOOK REVIEWS

    2012

    - Hyman, Larry M. & Florian Lionnet. Review of Gerrit J. Dimmendaal. 2011. Historical Linguistics and the Comparative Study of African Languages. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Language 88(3):640-644. [download pdf]
    COLLECTIONS (EDITED)

    2014

    - Oana David, Kayla Carpenter, Florian Lionnet, Christine Sheil, Tammy Stark, Vivian Wauters (eds.). Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 38, 2012). Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
    ONLINE LANGUAGE ARCHIVES

    2019

    - DoBeS Archive Laal Collection. The Language Archive. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Last update: 09 November 2019. Persistent identifier: https://hdl.handle.net/1839/2aa8dee1-8b19-4175-957a-3d474d057efa
    DATABASES

    To appear

    - Rolle, Nicholas, Florian Lionnet, and Matthew Faytak. To appear. Areal Linguistic Features of Africa (ALFA): A database of vowel Systems in Northern Sub-Saharan Africa. To be published as online supplement to Rolle, Lionnet and Faytak, Areal patterns in the vowel systems of the Macro-Sudan Belt, to appear in Linguistic Typology.

    2019

    - Djasnabaye, Ngomde, and Florian Lionnet. Database of plants and plant uses among the Laal speakers of Southern Chad (216 entries). Available as spreadsheet (.ods file) in DoBeS archive at https://hdl.handle.net/1839/117befe9-91ab-4732-8e6d-008c238b0e10
    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

    2019

    - (with Nicholas Rolle) Phantom structure: a representational account of floating tone association. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Meeting on Phonology, 11-13 Oct. 2019, Stony Brook University. [download poster]
    - Tone and prosodic structure in Paicî (New Caledonia) / Tons et structure prosodique en paicî (Nouvelle-Calédonie), paper presented at the 11th Conference on Oceanic Linguistics (COOL 11), Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie, Noumea, New Caledonia, 7-11 October 2019. [download slides]
    - Pascal Boyeldieu, Raimund Kastenholz, Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer, and Florian Lionnet. The evolution of the Bua group noun class system: looking for a diachronic hypothesis. Paper presented at the Adamawa Conference, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 9-11 September, 2019.
    - Hirosi Nakagawa, Tom Güldemann, Florian Lionnet, and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich. 2019. Khoisan phonological typology database and the relative frequency of consonants in the Khoisan languages. Paper presented at the 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2019), University of Pavia, Italy, September 4-6, 2019.
    - Evidentiality and modality in Laal reported discourse, paper presented at the Reported Discourse across Languages and Cultures Workshop, CNRS-LLACAN, Paris, May 22-23, 2019.

    2018

    - Modality in North-Central !Xuun, paper presented at the 20th International Congress of Linguists, Cape Town , South Africa, 2-6 July 2018.
    - The colon as a separate prosodic category: Tonal evidence from Paicî (Oceanic, New Caledonia), 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 36), UCLA, 19-22 April, 2018. [download slides]

    2017

    - Evidentiality and modality in Laal reported speech [slides.pdf], 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 12), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 12-15 December 2017.
    - Subfeatural representations in phonology: Encoding coarticulatory strength, Strength in Grammar workshop, Leipzig University, 10-11 November 2017.
    - Stem-initial prominence in West and Central Africa: Niger-Congo, areal, or both? [slides.pdf], 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 48), Indiana University, Bloomington 30 March - 2 April 2017.
    - (with Larry Hyman and Christophère Ngolele) Number and Animacy in the Teke noun class system, 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 48), Indiana University, Bloomington 30 March - 2 April 2017. [download paper]
    - Modality in North-Central !Xuun: a preliminary appraisal, 6th International Symposium on Khoisan Languages and Linguistics, (Riezlern 6), Cederberg, South-Africa, 26-27 March 2017.
    - (with Nicholas Rolle and Matthew Faytak) The distribution of Advanced Tongue Root harmony and interior vowels in the Macro-Sudan Belt. Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 91), Austin, TX, 5-8 January 2017.

    2016

    - (with Nicholas Rolle and Matthew Faytak) The areal distribution of ATR and interior vowels in the Macro-Sudan belt, 46th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL 2016), Leiden University, 29-31 August 2016.
    - (with Nicholas Rolle and Matthew Faytak) The areal distribution of ATR and interior vowels in the Macro-Sudan belt, 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 47, Workshop on areal features and linguistic reconstruction in Africa), University of California, Berkeley, 23-26 March 2016.
    - A theory of subfeatural representations in phonology, 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2016), Washington, D.C., 7-10 January 2016.

    2015

    - A theory of subfeatural representations in phonology, 46th annual meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 46), Concordia University, Montreal, 16-18 October 2015. [download poster]
    - More than reported speech: quotative evidentiality in Laal, 8th World Congress on African Linguistics (WOCAL 8), Kyoto University, 21-24 August 2015. [download slides]
    - The counterfactual marker cé~sé in North-Central !Xuun (Ju, Kx'a), 8th World Congress on African Linguistics (WOCAL 8, Current Trends in Khoisan Linguistics Workshop), Kyoto University, 21-24 August 2015. [download handout]
    - (with Spencer Lamoureux) Constraints on prosodic constituent structure: uncovering areal tendencies in Northern Sub-Saharan Africa, 8th World Congress on African Linguistics (WOCAL 8, Workshop on Areal Phenomena in Northern Sub-Saharan Africa), Kyoto University, 21-24 August 2015.
    - (with Larry Hyman, Peter Jenks, Geoffrey Bacon, Nicholas Baier, Emily Clem, Matthew Faytak, Spencer Lamoureux, John Merrill, Nicholas Rolle, and Hannah Sande. Areal features and linguistic reconstruction in Africa, 8th World Congress on African Linguistics (WOCAL 8, Workshop on Areal Phenomena in Northern Sub-Saharan Africa), Kyoto University, 21-24 August 2015.
    - Laal rounding harmony: The case for subfeatural representations in phonology, 23rd Manchester Phonology Meeting (23mfm), University of Manchester, 28-30 May 2015.
    - Phonological teamwork as cumulative markedness, 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 27-29 March, 2015. [download poster, download paper]
    - The gender system of Laal: an African exception, 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 46), University of Oregon, Eugene, 26-28 March 2015.

    2014

    - New views on Ju from old documents: The importance of Lucy Lloyd’s !Xuun notebooks, 5th International Symposium on Khoisan Languages and Linguistics, Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal, Austria, 13-17 July 2014.
    - Phonological teamwork in Laal rounding harmony: an ABC analysis, ABC-Conference, University of California, Berkeley 18-19 May 2014 [download slides].
    - Doubly Triggered Harmony in Laal as Subphonemic Agreement by Correspondence, Eleventh Old-World Conference in Phonology (OCP 11), Amsterdam-Leiden, 22-25 January 2014.
    - Doubly Triggered Harmony as Subphonemic Agreement by Correspondence, 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2014), Minneapolis, 2-5 January 2014.

    2013

    - Doubly Triggered Harmony in Laal as Subphonemic Agreement by Correspondence, Annual Meeting on Phonology 2013, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 8-10 November 2013. [download poster][download handout]
    - The typology of demonstratives clarified: Verbal demonstratives in Ju/'hoan, 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 10), University of Leipzig, 15-18 August 2013. [download slides]
    - Mid-tone lowering in Laal: the phonology/syntax interface in question, 49th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS 49), University of Chicago, 18-20 April 2013.

    2011

    - Lucy Lloyd's !Xuun notebooks: towards an edition and linguistic analysis, The courage of //kabbo and a century of Specimens of Bushman Folklore conference, University of Cape Town, South-Africa, 13-20 August 2011.
    - Demonstrative and relative constructions in Ju: a diachronic perspective, paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 20), National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 25-30 July 2011.
    - (with Larry Hyman) Metatony in Abo (Bankon, A42), paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 42), University of Maryland, College Park, 10-12 June 2011.

    2009

    - Old Archives and the Documentation and Description of Extinct Languages: Lucy Lloyd's !Xun notebooks, Paper presented at the 3L Summer School on Language Documentation and Description, Students Conference, SOAS, London, 3 July 2009.
    INVITED TALKS

    2019

    - Subfeatural representations: encoding coarticulatory strength, "Inside the segment" workshop, 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2019), New York, 3-6 January 2019.

    2018

    - The gender system of Laal (isolate) in typological and areal perspective, invited, "Gender across Niger-Congo" Workshop, Humboldt University, Berlin, 29-30 November, 2018. [download handout]
    - Phonetically grounded gradient faithfulness: the case of conditional feature affixation in Laal, invited, Phonetics and Experimental Phonology Lab, New York University, 12 October 2018.
    - Phonetically grounded gradient faithfulness: the case of conditional feature affixation in Laal, invited, Phonetics and Phonology Forum, UC Berkeley, 1 October 2018.

    2017

    - Phonological subfeatures: a phonetically grounded account of cumulative effects in phonology, invited, Friday Speaker Series, Georgetown University, 29 September 2017.
    - Subfeatural representations in phonology, invited, Rutgers Phonology and Phonetics Research Group (PhonX), Rutgers University, 14 April 2017.
    - Théorie des sous-traits : le cas de l'harmonie d'arrondissement doublement conditionnée du laal, invited, Atelier de phonologie, laboratoire Structures Formelles du Langage (CNRS-SFL), Paris, 18 January 2017.

    2016

    - Phonological teamwork: A phonetically grounded account of cumulative effects in phonology, invited, Linguistics colloquium, Princeton University, 15 February 2016.

    2015

    - Nominal classification in Laal: an African exception, invited, African Linguistics Colloquium, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, 19 May 2015. [download handout]
    - Ju of Kx'a: a linguistic overview, invited, "Speaking (of) Khoisan: a symposium reviewing southern African prehistory" [webpage], Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA), Leipzig, 14-16 April 2015. [download slides]
    - Laal rounding harmony: the case for subfeatural representations in phonology, invited, Phonetics and Phonology Workshop, Stanford University, 20 March 2015. [download handout]

    2014

    - La Diversité linguistique en Afrique et au Tchad, invited, Centre de Recherche en Anthropologie et Sciences Humaines (CRASH) & Centre d’Etudes et de Formation pour le Développement (CEFOD), N’Djaména, Chad, 18 April 2014.

    2013

    - Phonological teamwork: An Agreement by Correspondence account of multiple trigger assimilation, invited, Phonetics and Phonology Workshop, Stanford University, 25 October 2013.

    2012

    - Documentation of Laal - Mid tone lowering in Laal, invited, African Linguistics Colloquim, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, 10 July 2012. [download handout]
    - Mid tone lowering in Laal and the phonology-syntax interface, invited, Workshop on the Phonology/Syntax Interface in Bantu (and other) languages: Metatony, Focus and Dislocation. Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, Univ. Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, 28-29 June 2012.

    2010

    - Laal: a language isolate?, invited, Isolates in Africa workshop [webpage], CNRS - Laboratoire Dynamique du langage, Lyon, 3-4 December 2010. [link to video]

    2009

    - Lucy Lloyd's !Xun and the Ju dialects, invited, African Linguistics Colloquim, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, 10 November 2009. [download slides]
    MANUSCRIPTS

    2019

    - Coarticulation affects faithfulness: Evidence from subphonemically conditioned featural affixation in Laal, [Final draft]
    - Dictionnaire laal-français-anglais [Laal-French-English Dictionary].ca. 3000 entries
    - Hoinathy, Remadji, Florian Lionnet, Sandrine Loncke, Ngomde Djasnabaye. In prep. Les Gens de la maison: Monographie ethno-historiaue des Laal de Gori, Damtar et d'ailleurs (preliminary version: 140pp.)

    2012

    - Unusual grammar leads to unusual grammaticalization: verbal demonstratives in Ju languages, M.A. thesis, UC Berkeley, 32p. [download pdf]

    2009

    - Lucy Lloyd's !Xuun: towards a descriptive grammar, 138p.
    - Lucy Lloyd's !Xuun and the Ju dialects, 50p.

    2007

    - L'Alternance valencielle du japonais est-elle une alternance (anti-)causative? [The Valence Alternation in Japanese: an (Anti-)Causative Alternation?], unpublished Master's thesis, ENS-Ulm & University of Paris 8, 147p. [download pdf]

    2006

    - La forme -te.iru du japonais est-elle une forme progressive? [Is Japanese -te.iru a Progressive Form?], 25p. [download pdf]
    PRESS RELEASES

    2012

    - Sauvegarder la langue laal. Interview published in Tchad & Culture, Nb. 308, June 2012. [download pdf]
    FIELDWORK
    In the field: 15 months

    2018

    Laal (isolate), No (Sara-Bongo-Bagirmi), Chad (1.5 months)

    2017

    Paicî, Cèmuhî (Oceanic), New Caledonia (3 weeks)

    2017

    Laal (isolate), Kulaale (aka Fania, Adamawa), Korom (Adamawa), Chad (1 month)

    2016

    Laal (isolate), Chad (1 month)

    2015

    Laal (isolate), Chad (1 month)

    2014

    Laal (isolate), Ba (Adamawa), + preliminary data collection in Kulaale (aka Fania, Adamawa), and Korom (Adamawa), Chad (2 months)

    2012

    Laal (isolate), Ba (Adamawa), Boor (East Chadic), Chad (5 months)

    2011

    Laal (isolate), Ba (Adamawa), Chad (2 months)

    2010

    Laal (isolate), Chad (2 months)
    In the office:

    2016

    Teke (Ewo dialect, Bantu B70), with Larry Hyman (3 months)

    2010-2011

    Abo (aka Bankon, Bantu A42). UC Berkeley graduate field methods class (10 months)

    2010

    Tongan. UCLA graduate field methods class (3 months)

    2009

    South Marghi (Chadic). Field methods class at Humboldt University, Berlin (2 months)
    TEACHING
    Princeton University

    Spring 2019

    LIN 301: Phonetics and Phonology

    Spring 2019

    LIN 355: Field Methods in Linguistics (Kasem)

    Fall 2018

    LIN 260/AFS 262: Languages of Africa

    Fall 2018

    LIN 201: Introduction to Language and Linguistics

    Spring 2018

    LIN 301: Phonetics and Phonology

    Spring 2018

    LIN 355: Field Methods in Linguistics (Ewe)

    Fall 2017

    LIN 260/AFS 262: Languages of Africa

    Spring 2017

    LIN 301: Phonetics and Phonology

    Spring 2017

    LIN 355: Field Methods in Linguistics (Wolof)
    UC Berkeley (Graduate Student Instructor)

    Spring 2015

    Phonology and Morphology (UC Berkeley, with Sharon Inkelas)

    Fall 2013

    Phonetics and Phonology (UC Berkeley, with Keith Johnson)

    Spring 2013

    Syntax and Semantics (UC Berkeley, with Peter Jenks)
    Teaching award

    2014

    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (UC Berkeley)
    ANONYMOUS REVIEWING

    Journals:

    Phonology, Phonological Data and Analysis (PDA), Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (NLLT), Linguistic Typology (LT), Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon), Journal of the International Phonetic Association (JIPA), Glossa, ACAL Proceedings, Linguistique et Langues Africaines (LLA).

    Conferences:

    Annual Meeting in Phonology (AMP), Annual Conference on African Languages (ACAL), Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

    Grants:

    National Science Foundation (NSF) Linguistics Program

    Awards and prizes:

    Panini Award (Association for Linguistic Typology)
    ACADEMIC SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIPS
    University Committees

    since 2017

    Executive Committee, Program in Linguistics, Princeton University.

    since 2017

    Executive Committee, Program in African Studies, Princeton University.
    Journal Committees

    Since 2019

    Scientific Committee, Linguistique et Langues Africaines (LLA), LLACAN-CNRS, Paris.

    Since 2016

    Scientific Committee, Cahiers Tchadiens des Sciences Humaines - CATCHAS [Chadian Journal in Human Sciences]
    Conference and Workshop organization

    Since 2019

    Organizer of the yearly Princeton Phonology Forum (PΦF), Princeton University.

    2016

    Co-organizer of the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 47), UC Berkeley, 23-26 March 2016.

    2012

    Co-organizer of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 38), UC Berkeley, 11-12 February 2012.
    Professional organization memberships

    Since 2013

    Association for Linguistic Typology (member)

    Since 2012

    Centre de Recherche en Anthropologie et Sciences Humaines (CRASH), N'Djaména, Chad (member)

    Since 2010

    Linguistic Society of America (member)
    LANGUAGES
    Fluent: French (native), English
    Advanced: Japanese, Corsican, Latin, Ancient Greek
    Intermediate low: Portuguese, German
    Reading: Romance languages
    Research Languages: Laal (isolate, Chad)
    Kulaale (aka Fania, Adamawa, Chad)
    Bua (Adamawa, Chad)
    Korom (Adamawa, Chad)
    Boor (East Chadic, Chari-Logone)
    !Xuun, Ju/'hoan (Ju, aka Northern Khoisan)
    Abo (Bantu A42)
    Teke (Bantu B70)
    Paicî (Oceanic, New Caledonia)
    Cèmuhî (Oceanic, New Caledonia)
    Nemi (Oceanic, New Caledonia)