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I am a researcher in psycholinguistics. My research focuses on how complex words are learned, mentally represented, and processed in real-time by both native and non-native speakers. The main theoretical topics I attempt to address with my work are (a) the development and comparison of formal and computational models of the mental lexicon, and (b) the role of maturational factors in explaining contrasts between native and non-native speakers.

I work as a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the
Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism of the University of Potsdam, Germany.

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Recent publications (last two years; click here for a full list)

  • Pliatsikas, C.*, Veríssimo, J.*, Babcock, L., Pullman, M. Y., Glei, D. A., . . . & Ullman, M. T. (in press). Working memory in older adults declines with age, but is modulated by sex and education. QJEP. [*equal contribution]
  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H. (2018, online). Do late bilinguals access pure morphology during word recognition? A masked priming study on Hebrew as a second language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325745737
  • Veríssimo, J. (2018, online). Sensitive periods in both L1 and L2: Some conceptual and methodological suggestions [Invited commentary on Mayberry & Kluender, 2017]. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/51570069
  • Veríssimo, J., Heyer, V., Jacob, G., & Clahsen, H. (2018). Selective effects of age of acquisition on morphological priming: Evidence for a sensitive period. Language Acquisition, 25, 315326.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/51570069
  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H. (2018). Universal and particular in morphological processing: Evidence from Hebrew. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology71, 1125–1133.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/51570069
  • Jacob, G., Heyer, V., & Veríssimo, J. (2017, online). Aiming at the same target: A masked priming study directly comparing derivation and inflection in the second language. International Journal of Bilingualism.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/51570069
  • Clahsen, H., & Veríssimo, J. (2016). Dual Morphology in the mental lexicon: Experimental evidence from the acquisition and processing of Greek and Portuguese. In P. Guijarro-Fuentes, M. Juan-Garau, and P. Larrañaga (Eds.), Acquisition of Romance languages (pp. 41–64). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/304253242
  • Clahsen, H., & Veríssimo, J. (2016). Investigating grammatical processing in bilinguals: The case of morphological priming. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 6, 685–698.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/304402270