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Dr Vitor Zimmerer
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
Tel: 0207 679 4270
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  • Lecturer (Teaching)
  • Language & Cognition
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I am a Lecturer at the Department of Language and Cognition. I achieved my PhD in 2010 at the Department of Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield. Before my current post, I worked as a postdoc researcher at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, the University of Reading, and UCL.

I am a member of the Alzheimer's Discovery Drug Foundation's DxA Speech Consortium, which works on language-based markers of dementia.

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Research Summary

I research language capacity in healthy speakers and a range of disorders (e.g., dementia, aphasia, schizophrenia). I am particularly interested in application in clinical practice, for example in diagnosis and tracking of neurological disorder. I apply concepts associated with Construction Grammar theories, such as the syntax-lexicon continuum and formulaic language. I am also interested in the degree to which language processing is supported by domain-general or domain-specific mechanisms, and its relationship with other aspects of cognition.

Teaching Summary

PALS0011: The Neural Basis of Perception, Memory and Language

PALS0044: Language and Communication in Dementia

Coordinator of Year 1 Academic Tutorials

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