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I am a researcher in psycholinguistics. My research focusses 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 role of age of acquisition and maturational factors in explaining contrasts between native and non-native speakers in language acquisition and processing, and (b) the debate between symbolic/decompositional and associative/connectionist models of word structure.

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)

  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H. (2018). 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). 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. (2017). Selective effects of age of acquisition on morphological priming: Evidence for a sensitive period. Language Acquisition.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/51570069
  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H. (2017). 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). 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