I'm a researcher in psycholinguistics. My research focuses on how complex words are mentally represented, processed, and learned by both monolingual and bilingual speakers. The main theoretical topics I address with my work are: (a) the role of individual differences and linguistic factors as a source of contrasts between native speakers and second language learners; and (b) the development and comparison of formal and computational models of morphology and lexicon.
I am also a guest scientist at the University of Potsdam (as part of the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Limits of variability in language’), and a statistical advisor for Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
Please contact me by email, if you have any questions.
Two new preprints of submitted papers; find them below. | January
I have started a new position as assistant professor at the University of Lisbon. | October 2020
I did an interview on psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence, and bilingualism for the blog Essentially Psychology. | September 2020
I gave a talk at AMLaP 2020 on "Generalisation of ‘pure’ morphology". | September 2020
I was a keynote speaker at the Conference on Multilingualism 2020 and spoke about "Second language morphological processing". | June 2020
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Stone, Veríssimo, Schad, Oltrogge, Vasishth, & Lago (2021, online). The interaction of grammatically distinct agreement dependencies in predictive processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. [doi]
Reifegerste, Veríssimo, Rugg, Pullman, Babcock, . . . & Ullman (2021). Early-life education may help bolster declarative memory in old age, especially for women. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 28, 218–252. [doi]
Reifegerste, Estabrooke, Russell, Veríssimo, Johari, . . . & Ullman (2020). Can sex influence the neurocognition of language? Evidence from Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia, 148, 107633. [doi]
Pliatsikas, Meteyard*, Veríssimo*, DeLuca, Shattuck, & Ullman (2020). The effect of bilingualism on brain development from early childhood to young adulthood. Brain Structure and Function, 225, 2131–2152. [*Equal contribution] [doi]
Pañeda, Lago, Vares, Veríssimo, & Felser (2020). Island effects in Spanish comprehension. Glossa, 5, 21. [doi]
Ruberg, Rothweiler, Veríssimo, & Clahsen (2020). Childhood bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment: A study of the CP-domain in German SLI. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 23, 668–680. [doi]