I am an Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities.  I rely on computational methods to explain how and why language changes and discover language internal and external factors that lead to observed change. I am dedicated to developing digital databases, tools and methods that would assist researchers in contributing to a theory of natural language and shed more light on language evolution, and eventually on human cognition, society and history.

In my work I apply methods from natural language processing, machine learning, corpus linguistics and GIS.

More information on my projects can be found here.