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Cognitive Scientist and Psycholinguist @ University of Campinas (Brazil) and Science Communicator @ Portal Deviante;; Sentence Processing team leader and co-Founder @ Language Acquisition, Processing and Syntax Lab (UniCamp);; PhD in Language, Mind and Brain @ Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).;; Research Collaborator @ ACESIN and LAPEX Labs;; Former PhD Fellow at INSERM Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit 992 - NeuroSpin, where I've been working with Virginie van Wassenhove from September 2012 to August 2013.;; The main aim of my project is to establish the relation between the semantics of event duration (probably intermediated by Time Perception) and Language Processing;; Mention of Honor from the Ministry of Education of Brazil as the Best PhD Thesis in Linguistics in 2015;; Founder and Editor-In-Chief @ Revista Linguística Rio / UFRJ (ISSN 2358-6826) Interests: Biolinguistics, Primate Evolution, Heterochrony; Psycholinguistics (Event Semantcs, Experimental Sintax); Psychophysics and Cognitive Neurosciences (Time Perception, Multisensory integration); and Scientific Vulgarization. www.thiagomotta.net (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
The duration of linguistic events is an important factor to understand the role of some aspectual, semantic and pragmatic phenomena of language, for instance, Aspectual Coercion. Verbs are usually inserted in temporal contexts that are compatible with their duration [the girl danced for three minutes]. Coercion occurs when there is an aspectual/temporal mismatch between the verb and its...
Psycholinguistics has plenty of evidences on how we understand words. For instance, there are studies on how do we read compound words, on word processing in bilinguals, on frequency effects on isolated or contextualized words, among others. However, as far as we know, there is no psycholinguistic study about Lexical Expansion. According to Kriauiknien & Sangailait (2016), a new word ca...
Since the publication of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (Darwin, 1872), in which Darwin approached human evolution, the emergence of language is one of the great questions. The present project - confronting this problem - consists in the formulation of a model of the evolutionary path, formalizing the relations between the different units and cognitive operations - ...
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