Natalia Chousou-Polydouri

I started as an evolutionary biologist, but have been working on historical linguistics, and mainly on the Maweti-Guarani languages in South America, for almost ten years now. I use phylogenetic methods to investigate the evolution of languages and I am very interested in adapting coding methods and evolutionary models for different kinds of linguistic data. I am currently a post-doc in the Out Of Asia project, where I am involved in coding lexical and typological data for statistical analyses, performing phylogenetic analyses, and designing tools for managing and editing big lexical datasets.