Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Evelina Leivada

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Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow (tenure-track researcher)


PhD in Cognitive Science and Language, Universitat de Barcelona, 2015.


I investigate aspects of grammatical processing in child and adult bilingual populations. My latest experiments tapped into adjective ordering and grammatical illusions. In 2020, I joined the research group ROLLING. Since 2009, I am a member of the Biolinguistics Team, initially in the task team, and then as an Associate Editor for Psycholinguistics from 2019 onwards. I often tweet about my research and about science in general @EvelinaLeivada

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Below you can find a selection of five recent publications. For a complete list, please visit https://evelinaleivada.com/publications/. In the last few years I try to publish exclusively Open Access. If you are interested in some of my older articles that are behind a paywall, please email me(ELIMINAR) for a copy.

Evelina Leivada. 2020. Language processing at its trickiest: Grammatical illusions and heuristics of judgment. Languages 5(3), 29.

Evelina Leivada, Marit Westergaard, Jon Andoni Duñabeitia & Jason Rothman. 2020. On the phantom-like appearance of bilingualism effects on neurocognition: (How) should we proceed? Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 1-14.

Evelina Leivada. 2020. Misused terms in linguistics. Inference: International Review of Science 5, 2.

Evelina Leivada, Roberta D'Alessandro & Kleanthes K. Grohmann. 2019. Eliciting big data from small, young or non-standard languages: 10 experimental challenges. Frontiers in Language Sciences 10, 313.

Evelina Leivada & Marit Westergaard. 2019. Universal linguistic hierarchies are not innately wired. Evidence from multiple adjectives. PeerJ 7, e7438.

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Avinguda Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona