About me

I am a linguist.

I work at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics as professor of Syntax and Language Variation and PI of the ERC CoG project Microcontact.

My main interests are syntactic variation, language change in contact, heritage language syntax, (Italo-)Romance microvariation, impersonal pronouns, and the syntax-phonology interface. 

I am editor-in-chief of the new Isogloss. Open Journal of Romance Linguistics and president of Going Romance.

I am also series editor of the Language Science Press OA series Open Generative Syntax  and editor-in-chief of the Brill Series Grammars and Sketches of the Romance Languages 

Short CV


Utrecht University


Leiden University


University of Cambridge


University of Stuttgart

Professor of Syntax and Language Variation

PI of ERC project Microcontact

Chair professor of Italian Language and Culture

Chair of LUCL advisory council

Marie Curie IEF Postdoctoral research Fellow

PhD in Linguistics