Florencia Reali

Departamento de Psicología,
Universidad de los Andes,
Bogotá, Colombia

f.reali96 at uniandes.edu.co

Intereses de investigación. Las áreas de investigación en las que he trabajado son: psicolingüística, evolución del lenguaje y lingüística cognitiva. Mis intereses se centran alrededor de la relación entre el uso del lenguaje, el pensamiento y los procesos cognitivos.

Research Interests. My research areas are psycholinguistics, language evolution and cognitive linguistics. More generally, I am interested in studying the relationship between language and thought.


  • Viera, A. y Reali, F. (in press). Comunicación en el aula: estudio de casos de valoración docente sobre implementación de sistemas de comunicación aumentativa y alternativa en educación especial en Uruguay. To appear in Psicología, Conocimiento y Sociedad.
  • Khatin-Zadeh, O., Eskandari, Z., Reali, F., Banaruee, P., y Marmolejo-Ramos, F. (in press). Are metaphorical classes essentially abstract? To appear in Cognitive Linguistic Studies.
  • Viera, A. y Reali, F. (in press). Estudio sobre producción del lenguaje en niños con parálisis cerebral usuarios de Comunicación Aumentativa y Alternativa. To appear in Revista Colombiana de Educación.
  • Reali, F. (2020). La verdad y las masas en tiempos de posverdad. Cythére?: Revista de la Red Universitaria Americana, 3. ISSN: 2617-4790 http://revistacythere.com/portfolio-items/reali-la-verdad-y-las-masas-en-tiempos-de-posverdad/
  • Viera, A., y Reali, F. (2020). Comunicación aumentativa y alternativa y construcción narrativa en niños con parálisis cerebral. Polyphonia. Revista de Educación Inclusiva, 4 (1), 231-253 Disponible en: http://revista.celei.cl/index.php/PREI/article/view/133
  • Reali, F. (2020). Emotion metaphors in James Joyce´s A portrait of the artist as a young man. Journal of Literary Semantics, 49(1), 41-60.
  • Reali, F., Lleras, M., & Alviar, C. (2019). Asymmetrical time and space interference in Tau and Kappa effects. Cogent Psychology, 6(1), 1568069.
  • Aristizabal, D., y Reali, F. (2019). Language complexity and intersubjectivity in narratives written by Colombian children. Human Arenas 1 84), 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42087-018-0051-5
  • Viera A, Reali F, Chiarino N, Cuevasanta D, Duque G, Fernandez J. (2019) Sistemas aumentativos y alternativos de comunicación: El caso de la parálisis cerebral en la educación especial pública uruguaya. Psicología y Educación del Siglo XXI Vol 3 (ISBN 9789974016958) pp. 65-72. Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay
  • Reali, F., & Riaño, C. (2018). Emotion metaphors in Spanish retain aspects of spatial meaning. Metaphor and the Social World, 8(2), 229-246.[DOI]
  • Reali, F., Chater, N, & Christiansen, M. (2018). Simpler grammar, larger vocabulary: How population size affects language. Proc. R. Soc. B 20172586. (ISSN 0962-8452) 285 (1871), pp. 1-6.[DOI]
  • Reali, F. & Lleras, M. (2017). Perspectives in motion: The case of metaphorical temporal statements in Spanish. Language and Cognition, 9 (1), pp.172-190. [DOI]
  • Chaparro-Moreno,J., Reali, F., y Maldonado-Carreño, C. (2017). Wordless Picture Books Boost Preschoolers' Language Production during Shared Reading. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 40, 52-62. [DOI]
  • Reali F. (2017). Acceptability of dative argument structure in Spanish: Assessing semantic and usage-based factors. Cognitive Science Journal, 41 (8), 2170-2190 Published online 30 November 2016. [DOI]
  • Reali, F., Soriano, T. & Rodríguez, D. (2016). How we think about depression: The role of metaphorical framing. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología, 48 (3), 127-136. [DOI]
  • Reali, F., Jiménez-Leal, W., Maldonado-Carreño, C., Devine, A., & Szucs, D. (2016) Examining the link between math anxiety and math performance in Colombian students. Revista Colombiana de Psicología, 25 (2), 369-379. [DOI]
  • Reali, F. & Arciniegas, C. (2015). Metaphorical conceptualization of emotion in Spanish: Two studies on the role of framing. Metaphor and the Social World, 5 (1), 20-42. [DOI]
  • Lleras, M., Reali, F., Alviar, C., & Bermudez, M.P. (2014). The metaphors we speak with affect how we think about time and space. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1258-1264). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society (ISBN: 978-0-9911967-0-8). [Abstract]
  • Reali F. (2014). The processing of object relative clauses in Spanish: some evidence in favor of usage-based accounts. Language Learning, 64(3), 685-714. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F., Chater, N. & Christiansen, M. (2014). The Paradox of linguistic complexity and community size. In E.A. Cartmill, S. Roberts, H. Lyn & H. Cornish (Eds.) The Evolution of Language (pp. 270-277). Singapur: World Scientific. (ISBN 978-981-4603-62-1).[Abstract]
  • Reali, F., Aponte, M., Caicedo, JC, & Martínez, J. (2013). Desarrollo linguístico y agresividad indirecta en patrones atributivos en ninos y jóvenes colombianos. Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana/Bogotá (Colombia)/Vol. 31(1)/pp. 257-270.[Abstract]
  • Christiansen, M.H., Reali, F. & Chater, N. (2011). Biological adaptations for functional features of language in the face of cultural evolution. Human Biology, 83(2), 247-259.[Abstract]
  • Griffiths, T.L. & Reali, F. (2011). Modeling minds as well as populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 23. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F. & Griffiths, T. (2010) Language evolution with Bayesian learners to models of genetic drift. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 277- 1680, 429-436.[Abstract]
  • Christiansen, M.H., Dale, R. & Reali, F. (2010). Connectionist explorations of multiple-cue integration in syntax acquisition. In S.P. Johnson (Ed.), Neoconstructivism: The new science of cognitive development (pp. 87-108). New York: Oxford University Press. [Abstract]
  • Chater, N., Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2009). Restrictions on biological adaptation in language evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106 (4), 1015-1020. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F. & Griffiths, T.L. (2009). The evolution of linguistic frequency distributions: Relating regularization to inductive biases through iterated learning. Cognition, 111(3), 317-328. [Abstract]
  • Christiansen, M.H., Chater, N., & Reali, F. (2009). The biological and cultural foundations of language. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 2 (3), 221-222. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F. & Christiansen, M. H. (2009). Sequential learning and the interaction between biological and linguistic adaptation in language evolution. Interaction studies, 10:1, 5-30. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2009) On the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach to language universals. In C. Collins, M.H. Christiansen and S. Edelman (Eds.) Language Universals. (pp. 266- 277). New Cork: Oxford University Press. [Abstract]
  • Levy, R., Reali, F., & Griffiths, T.L. (2009). Modeling the effects of memory on human online sentence processing with particle filters. Adv. in Neural Information Processing Systems, 21, Vancouver, Canada, MIT Press.[Abstract]
  • Reali, F (2008). El rol de las regularidades estadÌsticas en la adquisiciÛn del lenguaje. (Translation: The role of statistical regularities in language acquisition) In E. Kronm¸ller & C. Cornejo (Eds.) Ciencias de la Mente: Aproximaciones desde LatinoamÈrica (pp. 55-80). JCSaez: Santiago de Chile.[Abstract]
  • Xu, J., Reali F., & Griffiths T.L. (2008). A formal analysis of cultural evolution by replacement. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1435-1440). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. ISBN: 978-0-9768318-4-6[Abstract]
  • Reali F. & Griffiths T.L. (2008). The evolution of frequency distributions: Relating regularization to inductive biases through iterated learning. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 229-234). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2007). Processing of relative clauses is made easier by frequency of occurrence. Journal of Memory and Language, 57 (1), 1-23. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2007). Word-chunk frequencies affect the processing of pronominal object-relative clauses. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60 (2), 161-170. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F., Spivey, M., Tyler, M., & Terranova, J. (2006). Difficult conjunction search made easy by concurrent spoken delivery of target identity. Perception & Psychophysics, 68(6), 959-974. [Abstract]
  • Christiansen, M., Reali, F., & Chater, N. (2006) The Baldwin effect works for functional but not arbitrary features of language (pp. 27-34). In A. Cangelosi, A.D.M. Smith and K. Smith (Eds.) The Evolution of Language. Toh Tuck Link Singapore: Word Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F., Christiansen, M. H. (2005). Uncovering the richness of the stimulus: Structural dependence and indirect statistical evidence. Cognitive Science, 29 (6), 1007-1028. [Abstract]
  • Valle-Lisboa, J.C, Reali, F., AnastasÌa, H., & Mizraji, E. (2005). Elman topology with sigma-pi units: an application to the modeling of verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia, Neural Networks, 18 (7), 863-877. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F., Dale, R., & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Reassessing "colorless green ideas sleep furiously." In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1821-1826). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2004). Structure dependence in language acquisition: Uncovering the richness of the stimulus (David Marr Prize, Best Student Paper). In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1131-1136). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. [Abstract]
  • Reali, F., Christiansen, M.H. & Monaghan, P. (2003). Phonological and distributional cues in syntax acquisition: Scaling up the connectionist approach to multiple-cue integration. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 970-975). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. [Abstract]