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Expressing the Self: People

Project Team

Principal Investigator

Professor Kasia Jaszczolt

Professor Kasia Jaszczolt

Kasia's research interests include the representation of discourse, semantic ambiguities, semantics/pragmatics interface, saying/implicating distinction, semantic representation of time and propositional attitude constructions, including attitudes de se. She is the author of a theory of discourse interpretation called Default Semantics.

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Research Associate

Dr. Minyao Huang

Dr. Minyao Huang

Minyao's research interests lie in semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language and cognitive science. She has worked on indexicality, the semantics/pragmatics interface, and vagueness, especially the manifestation of tolerance and indeterminacy in categorisation experiments. Currently she is working on self-reference from a cognitive and cross-linguistic perspective.

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PhD student

Rodanthi Christofaki

Rodanthi Christofaki

Rodanthi's research interests focus on the semantics/pragmatics interface, philosophy of language, cognitive linguistics, the relation between potential cognitive universals and sociocultural factors, and the effect of social context and honorifics on self-expression and self-reference particularly in Japanese as well as cross-linguistically.  



Our research network


Melanie Greaux (independent) (French)

Hye-Kyung Lee (Ajou University) (Korean)

Yoseph Mengistu (SOAS, University of London) (Amharic)

Hiroko Roberts-Taira (The Kaetsu Educational and Cultural Centre) (Japanese)

Jiranthara Srioutai (Chulalongkorn University) (Thai)

Maciej Witek (University of Szczecin) (Polish)


Academic contacts

Alexandra Aikhenvald (James Cook University Australia)

Herman Cappelen (University of Oslo/CSMN)

Hsiang-Yun Chen (Centenary College of Louisiana)

Elizabeth Coppock (University of Gothenburg and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)

Eros Corazza (Carleton University/ILCLI-UPV/EHU)

Federica Da Milano (Universita di Milano-Bicocca)

Rose-Marie Déchaine (University of British Columbia)

Chungmin Lee (Seoul National University)

Fengguang Liu (Dalian University of Foreign Languages)

Friederike Moltmann (CNRS)

John Perry (Stanford University/ University of California Riverside)

Stefano Predelli (University of Nottingham)

Frank Sode (University of Göttingen)

Hiroaki Tanaka  (Kyoto Institute of Technology/ Pragmatics Society of Japan)

Stephen Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin)

Sonja Zeman (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich)