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Professor Robyn Carston FBA

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About this Fellow

The human capacity for ostensive communication; its relation to linguistic competence and theory of mind; the semantics and pragmatics of word meaning; metaphorical and other non-literal uses of language

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/people/profiles/academic-staff/robyn-carston

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Linguistics, University College London; Senior Researcher, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Linguistics, University College London, 1970 - 1970
  • Senior Researcher, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, Other Foreign Institutions, 1970 - 1970

Other Linguistics and Philology Fellows

Professor Ian Roberts

Historical and comparative syntax of the Romance, Germanic and Celtic languages; grammatical analysis adopting and adapting the concepts and techniques of Chomskyan generative theory.

Professor Graham Furniss

Oral and written literatures of Africa; orality, performance and genre in the popular cultures of West Africa with particular reference to Hausa-speaking regions of Nigeria and Niger

Professor Aditi Lahiri

Synchronic and diachronic morpho-phonology of Germanic and Indo-Aryan language families, and psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research on the phonological and morphological representations of the mental lexicon

Professor Shalom Lappin

Computational learning theory and machine learning applied to grammar induction and natural language processing, computational and formal semantics, and computational modeling of cognitive processes

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