I am Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language & Information Sciences at University of Lausanne, Switzerland. I am also Research Associate on the Language in the Workplace Project at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where I have been invited as Visiting Scholar and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation [P2LAP1_155110; CHF 50,300].
My research draws on insights and methods from Text & Interactional Linguistics, Conversation Analysis and Semiotics to investigate how verbal practices are accomplished and interpreted in ordinary, professional and institutional settings. I have been focusing primarily on argumentation and stancetaking in talk-in-interaction in political debates and workplace meetings, with a particular interest in the expression of disagreement and decision-making processes.
In 2016, I have been awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a 3-year Ambizione project called “E-STAMP : Epistemic StanceTaking from a Multimodal Perspective” [PZ00P1_168033 ; CHF 421,317; 2017-2020].
From 2007 to 2011, I participated also in the European Integrated Project “Language dynamics and management of diversity” [FP6-028702] by analyzing the strategic dimension of code-switching in Swiss tertiary education institutions.
Since 2011, I have been the project leader of IMPACT, funded by the University of Lausanne. The goal of IMPACT is to develop an easy-to-use web interface for consulting, transcribing and analysing audiovisual data (more information is available here: www.unil.ch/impact).