Florian Lionnet (Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2016) joined Princeton as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Spring of 2017. His research focuses on sound systems (phonetics/phonology), typology, areal and historical linguistics, as well as language documentation and description, with a specific focus on African languages. He is currently involved in research on understudied and endangered languages in southern Chad, which involves yearly field trips.
He has published on a range of topics, including the phonetics/phonology interface, cumulative effects in phonology, tonal morpho-syntax, and the typology and grammaticalization of verbal demonstratives. Read more about Dr. Lionnet’s work.