I am a third-year predoctoral researcher at Grup d'Estudis de Prosòdia (GrEP) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, working under the supervision of Dr. Pilar Prieto (ICREA/UPF) and Dr. Alfonso Igualada (UOC).
I hold a M.A. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the Department of Translation and Language Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. My specialization in the Master was in Language Acquisition. My Master thesis examined the link between gestures and prosody in children's narrative discourse under the supervision of Dr. Pilar Prieto.
I am interested in children's multimodal development -that is, how gesture and speech develop hand in hand- and its relation with language development. Specifically, my dissertation examines a) how multimodality can help boost narrative and pragmatic abilities of typically and non-typically developing (ASD and DLD) preschool children and b) how are these multimodal, narrative and pragmatic abilities related in these populations.
Also, I am a collaborator member of the GRECIL (Cognition and Language Research Group) inter-university group from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Universitat de Barcelona.
My research interests
First language acquisition
Narrative and pragmatic development
Language and socio-communicative impairments
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Developmental Language Disorder