Academic experience

I am a linguist trained in Basel (BA), Zurich (MA), Manchester (Postgraduate researcher), Leuven (PhD) and Toronto (Research stay). I have been working as Senior Research and Teaching Assistant at the English department of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, from 2018 to 2020. Since July 2020 I have been working on my own SNSF-funded project “My child speaks Balkan-slang” at the German department in Zurich.

I have been involved in numerous projects, mostly focusing on corpus compilation (B-Brown, ARCHER, ICE-Fiji) and have co-organised numerous workshops. I have presented and published on morphosyntactic and phonological variation in varieties and dialects of English around the world – often working with corpus data and using state-of-the-art quantitative techniques (see Projects).

I have also been a proof-reader of LangSci Press since 2016, a reviewer for ELL, CLLT, EWW and Cognitive Linguistics since 2018 and a strong supporter of Open Science.