Professor, Director of the Linguistics Department, Jean Moulin University Lyon III, France.
After completing her PhD in Paris in 2001, she was appointed as an Associate Professor (maître de conferences) in Phonology at the Linguistics department of the University Paris 8 between 2002 and 2014. Since September 2014, she is Full Professor at the University of Lyon in Romance and Gallo-Romance Linguistics. In terms of institutions, her research is conducted within the frame of the Mixed Research Unit Formal structures of Language (SFL UMR 7023 CNRS) at the University of Paris 8. Her research deals with Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Romance Linguistics (especially Italo-Romance and Gallo-Romance), both in synchrony and diachrony, with the structure of language, its development, and its manifestations. More specifically, she addressed the issue of metaphony, the nature and modeling of vowel harmony, of the evolutionary link between concatenative Morphology and internal Morphology for which she proposed a formal description, of concatenativity in grammar, and the problem of linearity in Phonology and Morphology.