McLing is very happy to welcome Francisco Torreira, who will be joining the department as a new permanent faculty member in Fall 2016. Francisco will be arriving from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, where he was a research staff member. He is interested in the sound structures of human languages, with a focus on their mapping onto physical utterances under naturalistic conditions of language use (e.g. conversation, communicative tasks). His work touches aspects of phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics and interaction studies.