Roberto Petrosino

Roberto Petrosino

Post-Doctoral Associate

New York University Abu Dhabi

I am post-doctoral researcher at New York University Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).

At the broadest level, my research program seeks to explore the nature of the mental representations that form the atoms of language and of the computations that compose those atoms into larger structures. I explore these two questions at the sub-word level – i.e., within the domains of phonology and morphology – and, crucially, by leveraging evidence from real-time word processing using both behavioral measures (primarily, lexical decision tasks, including both visual and auditory masked priming) and electrophysiological measures (in particular, moderate- and high-density EEG). My specific current theoretical interests can be summarized in two separate questions:

  1. How rich are the phonological and morphological representations stored in the mental lexicon?
  2. What is the representational and computational relationship between morphological alternants?

I am also a freelance linguist consultant for Pole To Win UK Intl. My main duties are: linguistic annotation, phonemic transcription, text-to-speech (TTS), sound quality check, audio analysis, translation, and proofreading.

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Interests
  • Phonological theory & processing
  • Morphological theory & processing
  • Machine learning & AI
Education
  • Master in Data Science & ML, 2021 (ongoing)

    W-Mind/Data Science Academy (Rome, Italy)

  • PhD in Linguistics, 2020

    University of Connecticut (U.S.A.)

  • MA in Linguistics, 2017

    University of Connecticut (U.S.A.)

  • MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences, 2012

    Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy)

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