I am a researcher in psycholinguistics. My research focusses on lexical representation and morphological processing in native and non-native speakers.
The main theoretical questions addressed by my work are (a) the debate between symbolic/decompositional and associative/connectionist models of morphology, and (b) the source of native vs. non-native contrasts in linguistic representation and processing.

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

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Recent publications (click here for a full list)

  • Veríssimo, J. (in press). Sensitive periods in both L1 and L2: Some conceptual and methodological suggestions [Commentary on Mayberry & Kluender, 2017]. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H. (in press). Do late bilinguals access pure morphology during word recognition? A masked priming study on Hebrew as a second language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
  • Veríssimo, J., Heyer, V., Jacob, G., & Clahsen, H. (2017). Selective effects of age of acquisition on morphological priming: Evidence for a sensitive period. Language Acquisition.
  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H. (2017). Universal and particular in morphological processing: Evidence from Hebrew. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • Jacob, G., Heyer, V., & Veríssimo, J. (2017). Aiming at the same target: A masked priming study directly comparing derivation and inflection in the second language. International Journal of Bilingualism.