Christina Abreu Gomes

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Developmental risk factors, such as the exposure to stress or high levels of glucocorticoids (GCs), may contribute to the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders. The immunomodulatory role of GCs and the immunological fingerprint found in animals prenatally exposed to GCs point towards an interplay between the immune and the nervous systems in the etiology of(More)
This paper addresses the emergence of complex syllables with coda consonant (r) in the acquisition of Brazilian Portuguese in the speech community of Rio de Janeiro. Acquisition of words containing complex syllabic types implies the diminishment or abandonment of the CV pattern, but what happen when the competing variable forms alternate different syllable(More)
Data on a phonological variable – the use of coda fricatives in Brazilian Portuguese –were analyzed with Rbrul (Johnson 2008). The program found significant fixed effects of following context and morphological status (morpheme vs. non-morpheme), as well as significant random effects for speaker and word. According to the results, lenition of the fricative(More)
This paper discusses the acquisition of plural forms of words that end in a back glide in Brazilian Portuguese and may take two plural forms: either –s (the regular suffix) or the suffix –is. Fourty children were presented to picture cards containing words ending in a back glide and were asked to identify what they saw. Children's answers presented the(More)
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