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.

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

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Politzer-Ahles, Stephen, Schluter, Kevin, Wu, Kefei, & Almeida, Diogo. (2016). Asymmetries in the perception of Mandarin tones: Evidence from mismatch negativity. Journal of Experiment Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [ 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 ]

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 ]

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. 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 ]

Invited Talks

Mini-course (5 days): Introduction to Neurolinguistics. Escola de Inverno em Lingüística Formal (EILIN), University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), July, 2013.

Mini-course (3 days): Introduction to Neurolinguistics. Departmento de Letras, PUC-Rio (Brazil), July, 2013.

Faculdade de Letras, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil), June, 2013.

Departmento de Letras, PUC-Rio (Brazil), June, 2013.

Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan, November, 2011.

Language as a model for the study of perception and cognition: Evidence from ERP and MEG studies. NYU - Abu Dhabi, April, 2011.

Language as a model for the study of perception and cognition: Evidence from ERP and MEG studies. Department of Psychology, NYU, February, 2011.

What can electrophysiology tell us about lexical access and what can lexical access tell us about language? Department of Linguistics, UCLA, April, 2010.

Getting to language, one word at a time. Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa, March, 2009.

Getting to language, one word at a time. Department of Linguistics, Michigan State University, February, 2009.

MEG evidence for early lexical access. Laboratory for Cognitive Brain Research, University of California, Irvine, January, 2009.

Input modality in word recognition: What psychophysics and MEG can tell us. Laboratório de Psicolingüística e Aquisição da Linguagem, PUC-Rio, January 19, 2006.

Using MEG to investigate visual and auditory word recognition. First UMD-UFRJ Meeting on Syntax and Neuroscience of Language, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, January 12, 2006.

Sluicing in Brazilian Portuguese. First UMD-UFRJ Meeting on Syntax and Neuroscience of Language, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, January 10, 2006. (with Masaya Yoshida).



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