Research

As part of my PhD project at York, I am exploring the sequential, prosodic and embodied design of (dis)association in interaction, focusing on the tension between independent and distributed agency, employing the theory and methods of Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics. In particular, I am looking at co-animations (i.e. joint reported speech and (re)enactments) in English interaction, a phenomenon by which a speaker initiates animation and a co-participant continues that animation in a responsive position. I’m studying the sequential and lexico-grammatical, prosodic, and gestural-postural design issues that make reported speech hearable as such, but more importantly, that make responsive reported speech hearable both as reported speech and as a continuation of the animation of the same voice. I also been exploring other more-widely studied forms of co-production, such as choral productions (“saying things at the same time”) and anticipatory completions (“completing each other’s sentences”).

I presented an early version of my research project at the University of York final of the Three Minute Thesis competition, in June 2018:

I am a member of the Centre for Advanced Studies on Language and Communication (CASLC).

In Argentina, I have done independent and team research on prosody-discourse interfaces in English, and on the teaching of prosodic configurations of different speech genres from the perspectives of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Discourse Intonation. I have collaborated briefly with a research team on grammar and interaction in Riverplate Spanish.

Past research activities

  • Research assistant for PBL for Language and Linguistics for the Language & Linguistic Science strategic learning & teaching project. University of York. Autumn 2018 & Summer 2019.
  • Junior Researcher at Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Research Project (2014-2017): “Interacción entre pragmática y gramática en la conversación coloquial” (“Interaction between grammar and pragmatics in casual conversation in Spanish”)(http://www.memoria.fahce.unlp.edu.ar/library?a=d&c=proyecto&d=Jpy754 )– January -October 2016.
  • Member of research team at Universidad Nacional de La Pampa. Research Project (2014-2016: “Análisis de Configuraciones Prosódicas de Géneros Orales en Inglés” (“Analysing prosodic configurations in oral genres in English”) (Res.N° 097-CS-12.) September 2014 –2017.

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