Diogo Almeida

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2012-present Assistant Professor, Psychology, NYU - Abu Dhabi.
2010-11 Assistant Professor, Linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University.
2009-10 Post-doc, University of California, Irvine.
2009 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Maryland.
2003 M.A. in Cognitive Science, EHESS, ENS, Ecole Polytechnique and Université Paris VI, France.
2001 B.A. in Modern Languages and Literature, PUC-Rio, Brazil.

Manuscripts (submitted or in preparation)

Tucker, Matthew, Idrissi, Ali, & Almeida, Diogo. (under review). Attraction Errors for Verbal Gender and Number Are Similar but Not Identical: Self-Paced Reading Evidence from Modern Standard Arabic.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Sprouse, Jon & Almeida, Diogo. (accepted). Setting the empirical record straight: Acceptability judgments appear to be reliable, robust, and replicable. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [ pdf ]

Schluter, Kevin, Politzer-Ahles, Stephen, Al Kaabi, Meera, & Almeida, Diogo. (2017). Laryngeal features are phonetically abstract: Mismatch Negativity evidence from Arabic, English, and Russian. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:746. [ pdf | doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00746 (open access) ]

Politzer-Ahles, Stephen, Xiang, Ming, & Almeida, Diogo. (2017). "Before" and "after": Investigating the relationship between temporal connectives and chronological ordering using event-related potentials. PLOS ONE 12(4): e0175199. [ pdf | doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0175199 (open access) ]

Sprouse, Jon & Almeida, Diogo. (2017). Design sensitivity and statistical power in acceptability judgment experiments. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 2(1), p.14. [ pdf | doi:10.5334/gjgl.236 (open access) ]

Politzer-Ahles, Stephen, Schluter, Kevin, Wu, Kefei, & Almeida, Diogo. (2016). Asymmetries in the perception of Mandarin tones: Evidence from mismatch negativity.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(10), 1547-1570. [ pdf | doi:10.1037/xhp0000242 (open access) ]

Schluter, Kevin, Politzer-Ahles, Stephen, & Almeida, Diogo. (2016). No place for /h/. An ERP investigation of English fricative place features. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(6), 728-740. [ pdf | doi: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1151058 (open access) ]

Almeida, Diogo, Poeppel, David, & Corina, David. (2016). The Processing of Biologically Plausible and Implausible forms in American Sign Language: Evidence for Perceptual Tuning. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(3), 361-374. [ pdf | doi:10.1080/23273798.2015.1100315 (open access) ]

Rogalsky, Corianne, Almeida, Diogo, Sprouse, Jon, & Hickok, Gregory. (2015). Sentence processing selectivity in Broca's area: Evident for structure but not syntactic movement Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(10), 1326-1338. [ pdf | doi:10.1080/23273798.2015.1066831 ]

Tucker, Matthew, Idrissi, Ali, & Almeida, Diogo. (2015). Representing number in the real-time processing of agreement: self-paced reading evidence from Arabic. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:347. [ pdf | doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00347 (open access) ]

Almeida, Diogo. (2014). Subliminal Wh-islands in Brazilian Portuguese and the consequences for syntactic theory. Revista da ABRALIN, 13(2), 55-93. [ pdf | LingBuzz | Open Access Copy ]

Almeida, Diogo, & Poeppel, David. (2013). Word–specific repetition effects revealed by MEG and the implications for lexical access. Brain and Language, 127, 497-509. [ pdf | doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2013.09.013 ]

Sprouse, Jon, Schütze, Carson, & Almeida, Diogo (2013). Assessing the reliability of journal data in syntax: Linguistic Inquiry 2001-2010. Lingua, 134, 219-248. [ pdf | LingBuzz | doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2013.07.002 ]

Sprouse, Jon, & Almeida, Diogo (2013). The empirical status of data in syntax: A reply to Gibson and Fedorenko. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28(3), 222-228. [ pdf | LingBuzz | doi:10.1080/01690965.2012.703782 ]

Sprouse, Jon, & Almeida, Diogo. (2012). Assessing the reliability of textbook data in syntax: Adger's Core Syntax. Journal of Linguistics, 48(3), 609-652. [ pdf | doi:10.1017/S0022226712000011 ]

Lau, Ellen, Almeida, Diogo, Hines, Paul, & Poppel, David. (2009). A lexical basis for N400 context effects: Evidence from MEG. Brain and Language, 111(3), 161-172. [ pdf | doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2009.08.007 ]

Almeida, Diogo, & Yoshida, Masaya. (2007). A problem for the Preposition Stranding Generalization. Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 38(2), Spring. [ pdf | doi:10.1162/ling.2007.38.2.349 ]

Corrêa, L. M. S., Almeida, D. A. de A., & Porto, R. S. (2004). On the representation of Portuguese gender-inflected words in the mental lexicon. Brain and Language, 90(1-3), 63-73. [ pdf | doi:10.1016/S0093-934X(03)00420-6 ]

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Almeida, Diogo, & Matthew Tucker. (2017). The complex structure of agreement errors: Evidence from distributional analyses of agreement attraction in Arabic. In: Andrew Lamont & Katerina, Tetzloff (Eds.) Proceedings of the 47th Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, Vol. 1 (pp. 45-54). Amherst, MA: GLSA [ pdf ]

Tucker, Matthew, Ali Idrissi, Jon Sprouse & Diogo Almeida. (accepted). Resumption ameliorates different islands differentially: acceptability data from Modern Standard Arabic. Proceedings of Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 30.

Politzer-Ahles, Stephen, Kevin Schluter, Kefei Wu & Diogo Almeida. (2015). Asymmetries in the perception of Mandarin tones: Evidence from mismatch negativity. In: The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow. UK: the University of Glasgow. [ pdf | Proceedings online ]

Book Chapters

Sprouse, Jon, & Almeida, Diogo (2013). The role of experimental syntax in an integrated cognitive science of language. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics. Edited by Kleanthes Grohmann and Cedric Boeckx. [ pdf ]

Unpublished Manuscripts

Sprouse, Jon &, Almeida, Diogo. Power in acceptability judgment experiments and the reliability of data in syntax. [ LingBuzz ]

Sprouse, Jon, & Almeida, Diogo. The 469 data points that form the empirical foundation of generative syntactic theory are at least 98% replicable using formal experiments. [ LingBuzz | superseded by this one ]

Sprouse, Jon, & Almeida, Diogo. A quantitative defense of linguistic methodology. [ LingBuzz | mostly superseded by this one ]

Almeida, Diogo. L'acquisition des catégories phonémiques. Unpublished MA thesis, EHESS, Paris. June 2003. [ pdf.1 | pdf.2 | but please refer to the more updated version of this research by Sharon Peperkamp and Emmanuel Dupoux ]



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