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Language and Linguistics

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Semantics, Pragmatics and Philosophy

Professor Kasia Jaszczolt

Jaczczolt, Professor Kasia

Professor Jaszczolt's research interests combine semantics, pragmatics, and philosophy of language and include such research areas as the semantics/pragmatics interface, ambiguity and underspecification, defaults and conventions in discourse, the semantics and metaphysics of time, propositional attitude constructions, and indexicality. She is the author of a theory of discourse interpretation called Default Semantics.

Napoleon Katsos

Katsos, Napoleon

Napoleon Katsos is interested in how experimental research in language acquisition and processing can inform theoretical linguistic inquiry and vice versa. His particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, especially implicature, presupposition and quantification.