Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

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Radim Lacina


What I find fascinating about language is the phenomenon of meaning alternatives. Not only can speakers choose what to say, but their listeners reason about their choices and crucially, about what they could have said. This gives rise to pragmatic inferences. I am interested in how these alternatives are constructed and processed in real-time comprehension. I have worked on focus in English and Czech and on words that licence scalar implicatures.