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I did both my Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures and my Master’s Degree in Linguistics in Brussels at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Currently I work as a doctoral researcher at the LSFB-Lab of the University of Namur (UNamur) within the Namur Institute of Language, Text and Transmediality.



My research interests lie at the intersection between linguistics and gesture studies as I compare, from a multimodal perspective, sign languages to spoken languages and the gestures produced by speakers. The data I use in my PhD project are retrieved from the LSFB Corpus and the FRAPé Corpus, a multimodal corpus of Belgian French, to which I am contributing by collecting data.

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  • My PhD research project, which started in 2019, is funded by an F.R.S-FNRS Research Fellow grant.
  • Thesis project: ‘Making referents seen and heard: comparing constructed action in LSFB and Belgian French’
  • From January until July 2022, thanks to the support of the Sofina Boël grant, I had the opportunity to go to Finland, as a visiting researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, to compare constructed action in LSFB and suomalainen viittomakieli (Finnish Sign Language) and act as a collaborator to the ShowTell project.

External responsibilities

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Namur Institute of Language, Text and Transmediality
  • Co-editor of the Papers of the Linguistics Society of Belgium (LSB) 2021
  • Teaching experience: Classes/Workshops on the comparison of LSFB and French at UNamur

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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