Or at least this is my hope I’ve made a few changes in the website, in an attempt to make it simpler, more user friendly and more accessible from friends around the world. Not tons of things, but hopefully a few details that should make readers’ life easier. First, I’ve changed the theme. Actually, I think I liked the previous one better aesthetically; but couldn’t get rid of the useless double lateral columns, which were just empty and took out reading space. This one just has one widget column, which is more than enough, I think. Second, I completed the translation of all my science pages to English, including the teaching pages. Third, I’ve provided direct connections to pdfs for all my papers, and also added a link to the publisher’s webpage. This move should both make your life easier and protect myself a bit more against copyright violations. There’s surely something more I could do to bring this website further; but time is precious (especially these hectic days packed with deadlines!), and I hope this will be enough for a little while. Enjoy!
Hey world, the post-print of our most recent effort was doublechecked by our Outreach Department for copyright safety, and is now available here, or through this website publication page. Enjoy!
Hello world, great news from the MoMo! A paper of ours was recently accepted for publication in JEP:LMC. This work is primarily from our own Simona Amenta and from the fabulous Marco Marelli, and shows for the first time that we break down complex words into morphemes based on orthography alone during sentence reading. So, yep, apparently corners corn within sentences too. This work also shows, however, that semantics come to be important very soon after breakdown, or possibly even together with the breakdown. In fact, whereas base frequency is facilitatory in genuine derivations (e.g., dealer), it slows down processing in pseudo-derived words such as CORNER. This latter piece of evidence contrasts with data on isolated words, where the stem plays the same kind of effect in either transparent or opaque words. For those of you who’d like to read the piece, we’ve just submitted a post-print version to our on-line repository at Bicocca; so, it should be out soon here. Oh, yes, I can understand you can’t wait so please e-mail me or Simona, if you’re dying of curiosity…
The MoMo is just back from a trip to the US. We’ve been visiting Daniel Casasanto‘s lab at the University of Chicago. It was great! Beautiful lab, great people, and fantastic hospitality from Daniel’s family. The window painting experience with the little ones was particularly fun! And no, we didn’t mind the minus 15 or something that we experienced there — jokes apart, I genuinely prefer the minus 15 and blue sky that we had in Chicago, rather than the month or so of nearly consecutive raining that we’re having here in Milan. We then moved to California for the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, which was also great. 25 Celsius there, and blue sky; so, the perfect combination. Don’t worry, we didn’t spend all our time painting on windows and checking for the weather; we also did science, yeah. You can find Davide’s talk at U Chicago here, and Davide’s and Rob’s Psychonomic presentations here and here, respectively. Take a look!
Two MoMo students, Giulia Mapelli and Arianna Tarabelloni, recently got their degrees, a Master and a Bachelor respectively. Both got the highest marks. Good job, ladies!
A paper of ours was recently accepted for publication in QJEP, you can find a post-print version here. Thanks go to the paper major father, Marco Marelli, and to Simona Amenta, who also contributed greatly to it. Some says that papers are like children, and one never has a favourite one. Well, not true for me: I think this one is particularly interesting, it’s a completely new look to the issue of how we identify complex words in print. So, needless to say, strongly suggested reading, my friends!
The MoMo is about to invade Edinburgh! We just got the reviews for some five (five, yes!) abstracts that we sent to the conference on Architecture and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLAP, to wordNerds). All five papers were accepted, and we’ve got an average of 5.08 on a 7-point scale. Good job, guys!
Not that there was much to add (unfortunately), but it did need some polishing. I started feeling that there was too much information in it, and that its look was a bit too fancy. I’ve now made it more plain and cut it down a bit, so that (hopefully) relevant information will be just impossible to miss. Even if you’re not going to offer me a job (which is pity, btw…), you’re welcome to take a look and let me know what you think at davide [dot] crepaldi1 [at] unimib [dot] it.
Hey world, I’ve been busy updating my website a bit recently. Probably the most relevant thing — everything is relative, remember — is a link to a new paper of mine that was recently accepted for publication in Journal of Cognitive Psychology. It’s about morphological priming between words belonging to different grammatical classes, and in particular nouns and verbs. You can find it here. A second thing that I’ve done is adding a link to my Teaching Statement; I had to write it down for an application recently, and thought that it may be of interest to someone. You’ll find it here. Finally, I’ve re-written considerably my research page. It was a bit out of date and, most importantly, really hard to follow for anyone from outside the field and far too long for the medium time-per-page of internet trips; so it’s now just a few, more readable lines and provides you with a nice pictorial sum-up of what my research about. Curious? Just need to click here and scroll to the bottom to find out…
Problem solved, guys, I’ve found out that my Twitter plug-in was guilty of messing things up. So, I was able to upload my latest content — basically, conference posters and talks since January 2013, which you can now find here. Enjoy!