Invited Talks

Linguistically motivated sound change

Understanding Sound Change, Donostia-San Sebastian, January 2022.



Linguistics Program, Princeton University, April 2022.


Proto-Basque and the Single Sibilant Hypothesis: Evidence, reassessment, and implications

International Linguistic Association, New York City, May 7, 2022.


Advances in Proto-Basque reconstruction: Internal and comparative Evidence for initial *sC clusters

Workshop on Recent Advances in Comparative Linguistic Reconstruction, SOAS. 2019.


The comparative method in long-distance comparison: A reconsideration of the Austronesian-Ongan hypothesis

Austronesian Formal Linguistic Association 26, University of Western Ontario. 2019.


Phonological sonority scales as emergent properties of grammar

Workshop on Emergence of Universals, Ohio State University. 2018.


Evidence for the Proto-Indo-European-Euskarian Hypothesis

Linguistics Colloquium, Pennsylvania University. 2018.


Advances in Proto-Basque Reconstruction

Linguistics Colloquium, The University of Texas at Austin. 2018.


Empirical Foundations in Linguistics

International Chair, French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris. Lectures in Evolutionary Phonology, October 2016.


Lectures in Evolutionary Phonology

Empirical Foundations in Linguistics, International Chair, French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris. October, 2016.


Advances in Proto-Basque Reconstruction and the Proto-Indo-European-Euskara Hypothesis

Harvard Linguistics Circle, Cambridge, MA. 2015.


Phonological diversity: some implications for models of grammar

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Leipzig, Germany. 2015.