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Associate Professor (Psychology)
University of South Carolina
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Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Brown University
Professor Almor's main research are psycholinguistics and neuroimaging of language. His general research interest is on the relation between language and other cognitive mechanisms. More specifically, he has conducted research on the processing of anaphoric expressions in discourse, sentence production and comprehension, lexical representations and processing, the connection between language and memory performance in aging and in patients with Alzheimer's Disease, and more recently, the relation between spatial cognition and language.
For specific details about Dr. Almor's research please visit his home page.
Shoji, S., Almor, A. Dubinsky, S. (in press). U-shape Effect in Bilingual and Monolingual Anaphor Processing in Japanese. Linguistics Vanguard.
Boiteau, T. W., Smith, C. M., Almor, A. (2017). Syntax response-space biases for hands, not feet. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-016-1271-8
Conder, J., Fridrikson, J. Baylis, G., Smith, C., Boiteau, T. W., Almor, A. (2017). Bilateral parietal contributions to spatial language. Brain and Language, 164, 16-24.
Almor, A., de Carvalho Maia, J., Cunha Lima, M. L., Vernice, M., Gelormini-Lezama, C., (2017). Language Processing, Acceptability, and Statistical Distribution: A Study of Null and Overt Subjects in Brazilian Portuguese. Journal of Memory and Language, 92(1), 98-113.
de Carvalho Maia, J., Vernice, M., Gelormini-Lezama, C.,Cunha Lima, M. L., Almor, A. (2016). Co-referential processing of pronouns and repeated names in Italian. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. doi:10.1007/s10936-016-9450-2
Peters, S. A, & Almor, A. (2016). Creating the Sound of Sarcasm. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0261927X16653640
Peters, S., Wilson, K., Boiteau, T. W., Gelormini-Lezama, C., Almor, A. (2016). Do you hear it now? A native advantage for sarcasm processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(2), 400 - 414.
Boiteau, T. W., & Almor, A. (2016). Transitivity, space, & hand: The spatial grounding of syntax. Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12355.
Cheng, W. & Almor, A. (2016). Referent predictability is affected by syntactic structures: Evidence from Chinese. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. doi:10.1007/s10936-016-9430-6
Cheng, W. & Almor, A. (2016). The effect of implicit causality and consequentiality on nonnative pronoun resolution. Applied Psycholinguistics. doi: 10.1017/S0142716416000035
Peters, S., Boiteau, T. W., & Almor, A. (2016). Pronouns, definite references and semantic relations in spoken language comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology. 7.
Boiteau, T. W., Bowers, E., Nair, V. A., & Almor, A. (2014). The neural representation of plural discourse entities, Brain and Language, 137, Pages 130-141
Boiteau, T. W., Malone, P. S., Peters, S. A., Almor, A. (2014). Interference between Conversation and a Concurrent Visuomotor Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143(1) 295–311.
Gelormini-Lezama, C. & Almor, A. (2014). Singular and Plural Pronominal Reference in Spanish. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 43(3) 299-313.
Gelormini-Lezama, C. & Almor, A. (2011) Repeated Names, Overt Pronouns and Null Pronouns in Spanish. Language and Cognitive Processes. 26 (3), 437-454.
Almor, A., Aronoff, J. M., Macdonald, M. C., Gonnerman, L. M., Kempler, D., Hintiryan, H., Hayes, U. L., Arunachalam, S., and Andersen, E. S. (2009). A common mechanism in verb and noun naming deficits in alzheimer's patients. Brain and Language, 111 (1), 8-19
Almor, A., Smith, D. V., Bonilha, L., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C. (2007). What's in a name? Spatial brain circuits are used for tracking personal reference during discourse. Neuroreport, 18 (12), 1215-1219.
Almor, A. & Nair, V. A. (2007). The Form of Referential Expressions in Discourse. Language and Linguistics Compass, 1 (1-2), 84–99.
MacDonald, M. C., Almor, A., Henderson, V. W., Kempler, D., & Andersen, E. S. (2001). Assessing working memory and language comprehension in Alzheimer's disease. Brain and Language, 78(1), 17-42.
Almor, A. (1999). Noun-phrase anaphora and focus: The informational load hypothesis. Psychological Review,106,748-765.