About this Fellow
Deirdre Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at University College London and a Research Professor of Philosophy and co-director (with Herman Cappelen) of the Linguistic Agency project at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo. Her main research interests are in communication and theoretical pragmatics: her long-standing collaboration with Dan Sperber (Relevance: Communication and Cognition, Blackwell, 1986/95; Meaning and Relevance, Cambridge University Press, 2012) has led to publications on a wide variety of pragmatic topics, from disambiguation and reference resolution to rhetoric, style and the interpretation of literary works. Her novel Slave of the Passions (Picador, 1991) was shortlisted for two prizes and she has just completed a second.
- Professor of Linguistics, University College London
- Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Linguistics, University College London, 1970
Southern Europe Italy Linguistics Romance Eastern Europe including Russia Romania
Latin Language and Literature Greek and Latin Philology and Linguistics
Linguistics Linguistics and Particular Languages or Families English language and grammar
Psycholinguistics; first and second language acquisition, developmental and acquired language disorders, the experimental study of language processing in different languages