Dernière mise à jour : 17/12/2018

Natalia CHOUSOU-POLYDOURI

  • I.E., Contractuelle CNRS

☎ 04 72 72 64 77

✉ nchousoupolydouri@gmail.com

  • Axes :
  • Histoire et Ecologie du LANgage et des LANgues




 FORMATION ET PARCOURS PROFESSIONNEL

  • 2007-2014: PhD in Environmental Science - University of California, Berkeley
    Dissertation title: From Spiders to Languages: a phylogenetic journey.
  • 2000-2005: Bachelor's Degree in Biology - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
    Thesis title: The Flora of Kastos Island, Ionian Sea, Greece

 THÈMES DE RECHERCHE

  • Comparative and historical linguistics
  • Application of phylogenetic methods in historical linguistics. Development of coding methods for lexical, phonological and morphosyntactic data.
  • Integration of historical linguistics with archaeological, ethnographic and genetic data.
  • Language families-subgroups: Tupí-Guaraní, Cariban.

 RESPONSABILITÉ DE PROJETS

  • Migration of the Tupí-Guaraní comparative lexical database on the RefLex platform. - in collaboration with Sebastien Flavier (DDL)

 DISTINCTIONS OU FINANCEMENTS

  • 2007- 2010: Scholarship for PhD studies in biological sciences from the Greek National Scholarships Foundation.
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012: Walker Fund, Essig Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 2009: Harvey J. Magy Scholarship in Entomology, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 2010: Robert L. Usinger Scholarship in Entomology, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 2014-present: LabEx ASLAN postdoctoral fellowship.

 PARTICIPATION À PROJETS

  • Internal Classification of West Coastal Bantu using phylogenetic methods - in collaboration with Koen Bostoen and Sara Pacchiarotti (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Evolution of genderlects in the Tupí family. - in collaboration with Françoise Rose (DDL).
  • Internal Classification of the Cariban languages using phylogenetic methods. - in collaboration with Sérgio Meira and Joshua Birchall (Museu Parense Goeldi)

 ENSEIGNEMENTS

  • 2015: Course on phylogenetic methods as applied to historical linguistics covering distance methods, parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian Inference (designed and taught).

 PRINCIPALES PUBLICATIONS ET CONFÉRENCES

  • Thèses et mémoires
    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., 2014, "From Spiders to Languages: a Phylogenetic Journey", PhD Thesis, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

  • Articles de revues
    • Michael, L. & Chousou-Polydouri, N., soumis, "Computational Phylogenetics and the Classification of South American Languages", Language and Linguistics Compass, -

    • Pacchiarotti, S., Chousou-Polydouri, N. & Bostoen, K., accepté, "Untangling the West-Coastal Bantu Mess: Identification, Geography and Phylogeny of the Bantu B50-80 Languages", Africana Linguistica, -

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Carmichael, A., Szűts, T., Saucedo, A., Griswold, C. & Wood, H., 2019, "Giant Goblins above the waves at the southern end of the world: The biogeography of the spider family Orsolobidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea).", Journal of Biogeography, 46:2, pp. 332-342

    • Michael, L., Chousou-Polydouri, N., Bartolomei, K., Donnelly, E., Wauters, V., Meira, S. & O'Hagan, Z., 2015, "A Bayesian Phylogenetic Classification of Tupí-Guaraní.", Liames, 15:2, pp. 193-221

  • Communications avec actes édités
    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Birchall, J., Meira, S., O’Hagan, Z. & Michael, L., 2016, "A test of coding procedures for lexical data with Tupí-Guaraní and Chapacuran languages", proc. of Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics, Leiden, 26-30 October 2015, Bentz, C., Jäger, G. & Yanovich, I. (eds), University of Tübingen, online publication system, Proceedings of the Leiden Workshop on Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics (abstract)

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Carmichael, A., Szűts, T., Saucedo, A., Gillespie, R. & Griswold, C., 2013, "Giant goblins on a sunken island? Biogeography of the spider family Orsolobidae "6th Biennial Meeting of the International Biogeography Society, Miami, Florida, USA, 9-13 January 2013

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N. & Yannitsaros, A., 2005, "The flora of Kastos Island (Ionian Sea, Greece) "Proceedings of the 10th Scientific Congress of the Hellenic Botanical Society, Ioannina, Greece, 5-8 May

  • Communications
    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., 2018, "Phylogeny and Spread of Amazonian languages: What phylogenetic methods can(not) tell us.", Comparative mythology, population genetics, linguistic phylogenetics, and cognitive patterns: Studies in the new science of cultural diffusion., Paris, December 12-13

    • Rose, F. & Chousou-Polydouri, N., 2017, "A comparative study of genderlects in the Tupi family", SSILA Annual Meeting, Austin, 6 janvier 2017

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Birchall, J. & Meira, S., 2017, "A character-based internal classification of the Cariban language family.", The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Annual meeting, Austin, January 5-8

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Gasparini, N., Michael, L., O'Hagan, Z. & Rose, F., 2016, "Reconstructing Negation Morphemes and Constructions in the Tupí-Guaraní Family", Amazonicas VI, Leticia, Colombie, 24/04/2016

    • Michael, L., Chousou-Polydouri, N., O'Hagan, Z., Bartolomei, K., Sellis, D., Clem, E. & Donnelly, E., 2015, "A Bayesian Phylogenetic Classification of the Tupí-Guaraní Family", Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, Portland, USA, January 10

    • Gasparini, N., Danielsen, S., Chousou-Polydouri, N., O'Hagan, Z., Bartolomei, K. & Michael, L., 2015, "Southern Tupí-Guaraní Languages: Combining classification with areal linguistics", The 18th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, Santa Barbara, 18 mai 2015

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Michael, L., O'Hagan, Z., Gasparini, N. & Rose, F., 2015, "Phylogenetic Analysis of Morphosyntactic Data. A case study of Negation in Tupí-Guaraní", Societas Linguistica Europeae, Leiden, 8 October 2015

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Birchall, J., Meira, S. & O’Hagan, Z., 2015, " A test of coding procedures with Tupi-Guaranian and Chapacuran languages.", Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics Workshop, Leiden, October 26-30

    • Meira, S., Birchall, J. & Chousou-Polydouri, N., 2015, "A character-based internal classification of the Cariban language family.", Societas Linguistica Europaea 2015, 48th Annual Meeting, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 4 September

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., O'Hagan, Z., Bartolomei, K., Donnelly, E. & Michael, L., 2014, "An Internal Classification of Tupí-Guaraní Using Computational Phylogenetic Methods", AMAZONICAS V, Belém, Brazil, May 28

    • O'Hagan, Z., Chousou-Polydouri, N., Bartolomei, K., Donnelly, E. & Michael, L., 2014, "The Geographical Spread of the Tupí-Guaraní Family: Evidence from Computational Phylogenetics.", AMAZONICAS V, Belém, Brazil, May 28

    • Chousou-Polydouri, N., Wauters, V., O'Hagan, Z., Bartolomei, K. & Μichael, L., 2013, "A phylogenetic approach to the study of the Tupí-Guaraní language family. ", 16th annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26-27 April 2013