Professors – investigadors

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Evelina Leivada


Departament de Filologia Catalana
Despatx B9/0030
Facultat de Lletres
Edifici B
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)


+34 93 586 80 77

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Publicacions destacades / Featured Publications

Línies d’investigació / Research interests

Bilingual and bidialectal acquisition, language development in typical and atypical populations, language variation, theoretical linguistics

Publicacions recents / Recent publications

Dentella, V., Masullo, C. & Leivada, E. Bilingual disadvantages are systematically compensated by bilingual advantages across tasks and populations. Sci Rep 14, 2107 (2024).

Masullo, C., Casado, A., & Leivada, E. (2024). The role of minority language bilingualism in spotting agreement attraction errors. PLoS ONE, 19(2), e0298648. 

Dentella, V., F. Günther & E. Leivada. (2023). Systematic testing of three Language Models reveals low language accuracy, absence of response stability, and a yes-response bias. PNAS 120(51).

Masullo, C., Dentella, V., & Leivada, E. (2023). 73% of the observed bilingual (dis)advantageous effects on cognition stem from sociolinguistic factors: A systematic review. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-15.

Leivada, E., Rodríguez-Ordóñez, I., Parafita Couto, M., & Perpiñán, S. (2023). Bilingualism with minority languages: Why searching for unicorn language users does not move us forward. Applied Psycholinguistics, 44(3), 384-399. Article PII S0142716423000036.

Leivada, E. (2023). A Classification Bias and an Exclusion Bias Jointly Overinflated the Estimation of Publication Biases in Bilingualism Research. Behavioral Sciences, 13(10), Article 812.

Leivada, E., Murphy, E., & Marcus, G. (2023). DALL·E 2 fails to reliably capture common syntactic processes. Social Sciences and Humanities Open, 8(1), Article 100648.

Mitrofanova, N., Leivada, E., & Westergaard, M. (2023). Crosslinguistic influence in L3 acquisition Evidence from artificial language learning. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 13(5), 717-742.

Evelina Leivada, Vittoria Dentella, Camilla Masullo & Jason Rothman. 2022. On trade-offs in bilingualism and moving beyond the Stacking the Deck fallacy. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition. Online first.

Evelina Leivada. 2022. Determining the cognitive biases behind a viral linguistic universal: The order of multiple adjectives. Nature Humanities & Social Sciences Communications 9, 436.

Elliot Murphy & Evelina Leivada. 2022. A model for learning strings is not a model of language. PNAS 119(23), e2201651119.

Evelina Leivada & Elliot Murphy. 2022. A demonstration of the uncomputability of parametric models of language acquisition and a biologically plausible alternative. Language Development Research 2(1), 105-138.

Evelina Leivada. 2022. Linguistics as science, language as mystery. Inference: International Review of Science 6, 4.

El Centre de Lingüística Teòrica (CLT) té per objectiu l’estudi del llenguatge i de les llengües naturals des d’una perspectiva teòrica i experimental.


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