I received my PhD with highest honors from Universitat de Barcelona in 2015 on an FPI grant from the Spanish state. Prior to joining UiT, I taught linguistics at the Cyprus University of Technology (Department of Rehabilitation Sciences) and held a postdoctoral research & teaching position at the University of Cyprus (Department of English Studies) in 2016-2017.
My main research specialty lies in language variation and development. Since 2009, I am a founding member of the Cyprus Acquisition Team (directed by Kleanthes Grohmann). In 2017, I joined the research centers Language Acquisition, Variation & Attrition, (LAVA, directed by Marit Westergaard) and Acquisition, Variation & Attrition (AcqVa, directed by Marit Westergaard and Terje Lohndal).
Since 2009, I am also a member of the Biolinguistics Task Team. This is a Diamond Open Access journal that is not protected by a paywall for authors/readers. My pro bono work in Biolinguistics enables me to make an active contribution towards free research and equal access to scientific knowledge in academia.
Please check my CV for more information about my research interests.
This article uncovers the neurocognitive underpinnings and behavioral manifestations of Identity Avoidance and offers a new explanation of why the anti-repetition bias is pervasive in human language.