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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 Robert Ladd

Phonology and phonetics, and the relation between them ("laboratory phonology"); intonation and prosody, including focus, emotion, pitch perception, tone languages, and links between language and music

Professor Joan Bresnan

Empirical foundations of syntax; corpus and experimental studies of variation in English grammar; cognitive architectures of grammar; the dynamics of probabilistic grammar; linguistic typology; Bantu morphosyntax; lexical-functional grammar