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Dr Roberto B Sileo

Roberto B Sileo
Position(s): 
Affiliated Lecturer
Department/Section: 
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 010 (Theoretical and Applied Linguistics)
Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Roberto holds a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. As a member of the Prague and Cambridge Primus Group, Roberto is currently a research associate on the ‘Core Syntax in Bilingual Children’ project. Roberto’s past research focused on the use and interpretation of descriptive and expressive language and he was also the research associate on Prof. Kasia Jaszczolt’s ‘Rethinking Being Gricean: New Challenges for Metapragmatics’, a project funded by a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant.

Teaching interests: 

Bilingualism.
Philosophy of Language.
Pragmatics.
Semantics.

Research interests: 

Bilingualism.
Philosophy of Language.
Pragmatics.
Semantics.

Published works: 

 

  • Sileo, R.B. (2018). Slurs, truth-value judgements, and context sensitivity. Human Affairs 28(1), 17-23.
  • Sileo, R.B. (2018). The semantics and pragmatics of racial and ethnic slurs: Towards a psychologically real contextualist account. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 11, 86-119.
  • Sileo, R. B. (in progress). Novel metaphor as a non-imaginative phenomenon.
  • Sileo, R. B. & Jaszczolt, K.M. (in progress). Cross-sentential anaphora and the grammar/pragmatics distinction.
  • Jaszczolt, K. M. & Sileo, R. B. (forthcoming). Pragmatics and grammar as sources of temporal ordering in discourse: The case of and.