I am Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science and the Camões Institute Chair for Multilingualism and Diversity at Lancaster University. I am also Distinguished International Professor at the LEAD Graduate School, University of Tübingen.

To learn more about the Camões Institute Chair (“Cátedra”), please visit this webpage. You can also follow the “Cátedra”  Facebook page, which you can access here.

Since 2017, I have directed the Heritage Language 2 Consortium (HL2C), a strategic partnership that brings together six leading universities and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At Lancaster, I co-direct the Lancaster Language Learning Lab (4L), the NOVA Lancaster partnership  and the SLLAT Research Group within the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge and my BA from the University of Lisbon. Prior to joining Lancaster, I taught at Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Göttingen. I also spent a semester as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Auckland.

I am interested in the cognitive basis of language learning and processing, i.e. I study how the mind and brain acquires and processes novel language(s). I am particularly interested in implicit learning, statistical learning, heritage language bilingualism, and second language acquisition.

If you are interested in joining the Lancaster Language Learning Lab (4L) as a PhD student or postdoctoral fellow, please send me a message.

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