I am a Senior Researcher at CNRS, the French center for research (more on institutions). I primarily work in linguistics and psycholinguistics: using language is an every day achievement, and we want to understand this human capacity. The field of linguistics is composed of interacting subfields, such as phonology, morphology, syntax; I specialize in semantics and pragmatics: what are the elementary operations that we deploy to construct the meaning of a series of words? How do we manage to compute and combine these operations with no apparent effort? How do children come to master this complex system? What do other species do of this?
On a daily basis, we develop formal models of this human system: we use tools from mathematical and computer science to emulate parts of this system. This is called formal semantics, and it inherits from the formal rigor of a century long tradition in philosophy and mathematical logic. We test the predictions of these simulations against what humans actually do in the relevant situations. This is psycholinguistics, and it offers numerous methods, from the collection of mere introspective judgments from native speakers, on a small or large scale, to the inspection of what requires what effort (processing time, even if by a couple of hundreds of milliseconds difference, disruption of linguistic abilities by non-linguistic tasks, brain activity, etc.).
Scientific results are evaluated through and distributed in scientific publications. The list of publications below and its informal list of keywords give an idea of what specific linguistic phenomena I have been interested in, and what connex domains beyond traditional linguistics I have worked on.
Links in the entries may lead to more material: scripts for computations or simulations, experimental material (stimuli, data, scripts for analyses, pre-registration, etc.), often hosted on precious scientific archives ( , LingBuzz, OSF: Open Science Framework).
You may pick a keyword below to display a subset of (loosely) relevant entries: the keyword (or a close associate) may appear in the title, abstract, or metadata of the entry.
My office is in the "Pavillon Jardin" of ENS. This building hosts LSCP and IJN (see the section on my research environment).
Part of this page, including the picture, was stolen from my colleague, her office is right next to mine.
Simulations show that exploring 25 thresholds systematically does not dramatically increase the rate of false positives.
Averages may show an effect that's opposite of what a mixed model analysis argues for.