I am currently a postdoctoral researcher working on Alice Turk‘s AHRC-funded project Prosodic Structure at the Interface between Language and Speech at the University of Edinburgh.
Until fairly recently, I was working in the ERC-funded project Linguistic Adaptation, at the University of Helsinki. In that project my work concerned phonological typology in general, chiefly investigating suprasegmental features under contact situations.
As a linguist, my work focuses on phonetics, phonology and historical linguistics. More specifically, the investigation of the processes that impact prosodic structure features prominently in my research.
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 am currently based in Scotland, and I have also lived in Brazil, Norway, France, the USA, and Finland.
R.N.deSouza [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk