Eleonora Cavalcante Albano is full professor of phonetics and phonology at the Department of Linguistics of the Institute of Language Studies of the University of Campinas – where she founded (1991) and directed (1991-2008) the Laboratory of Phonetics and Psycholinguistics. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology (1972) and is a certified psychologist (1973). She earned a master's degree in linguistics from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1975 and a PhD in Linguistics from Brown University in 1980. She also earned the titles of Privatdozent in psycholinguistics and chair in phonetics and phonology from the State University of Campinas, in 1986 and 1999, respectively. She was a resident visitor at the Linguistics and Speech Analysis Department of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA (1978-1980). She was a postdoctoral fellow in comparative epistemology at Collège de France (1989-1990). As a CNPq 1A Researcher, she works on the border between linguistics and the cognitive sciences, focusing on phonetics and phonology. Her interests span several transdisciplinary areas such as experimental (or laboratory) phonology, language acquisition, and statistics of sound units and patterns. She was the PI of several interinstitutional projects funded by CNPq and FAPESP. In partnership with FEEC-UNICAMP, she led the team that implemented the first Brazilian concatenative text-to-speech converter, a state-of-the-art system for the nineties. She was editor-in-chief of Cadernos de Estudos Linguísticos from 1993 to 2004 and a member of the Qualis Committee of CAPES from 2006 to 2008. She participated in the Executive Committee and in the Event Committee of the Association for Laboratory Phonology between 2010 and 2016. For the past 20 years, she has participated actively in the international quest for a theoretical framework capable of surmounting the split between Phonetics and Phonology. This quest underlies the work of her CNPq research group, DINAFON (Phonological Dynamics), which includes faculty and students from several universities throughout Brazil. The group consists of about 30 scholars working on the relationship between the phonological grammar and the coordination of articulatory gestures in the acquisition and use of first and second language.