WHAT IS
THE WORD LAB ? 

The Word Lab is a virtual laboratory dedicated to experimental studies in oral and written word processing  (production and comprehension) . We created this space for linguists, researchers, students and other word enthusiasts. Our main interest involves morphological processing and lexical access.

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MISSION

  • To build solidly annotated corpora for experiments testing word knowledge.

  • To consider experimental data in theoretical linguistic discussions.

  • To contribute towards the construction of a linguistically motivated word processing theory.

FOCUS

  • Simplex and complex word processing in Portuguese.

  • Lexical access of simplex and complex words in Portuguese.

  • Comparisons of morphological processing data in national varieties of Portuguese (European, Brazilian, Angolan, etc.).

  • Morphological processing in non-native and heritage speakers.

  • L1 and L2 lexical acquisition.

 

In July 2019, the Word Lab was formed under the leadership of Professor Alina Villalva. Now a year later, we have a diverse and international team  united by our love for language, linguistics and all things Portuguese.

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THE WORD LAB

 
Alina Villalva

Alina Villalva

Principal Investigator

Rafael Minussi

Rafael Minussi

Researcher

Chiharu Kawakami

Chiharu Kawakami

B.A. Student | Osaka University

Priyanka Das

Priyanka Das

M.Sc. Student | Universität des Saarlandes

Carina Pinto

Carina Pinto

Researcher

Indaiá de Santana Bassani

Indaiá de Santana Bassani

Researcher

Aaron D'souza

Aaron D'souza

Collaborator

Sydelle de Souza

Sydelle de Souza

Admin, Content & Design;
M.Sc. Student | University of Oxford

Iara Sobreiro

Iara Sobreiro

B.A. Language Sciences

Sybil Vachaudez

Sybil Vachaudez

B.A. Student | University of Lisbon

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