I am currently a postdoctoral researcher working on Kaius Sinnemäki′s ERC-funded project Linguistic Adaptation, at the University of Helsinki.

As a linguist, my work focuses on phonetics, phonology and historical linguistics. Recently my research concerns phonological typology in general, and suprasegmental features under contact situations more specifically.

Before pursuing an academic career in linguistics, I double-majored in psychology (with a focus on developmental psycholinguistics), and in French language and literature.

I have lived in Brazil, Norway, France, the USA, and I am now based in Finland.


ricardo [dot] napoleaodesouza [at] helsinki [dot] fi