Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

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Please visit the websites of our team members for complete lists of publications and talks

Website of Prof. Dr. Nicole Gotzner and Google Scholar profile

Dr. Elli Tourtouri

Radim Lacina

Kristina Kobrock


Selected publications

Gotzner, N. & Mazzarella, D. (to appear). Negative strengthening: Interplay of evaluative polarity and scale structure. Journal of Semantics.

Lacina, R.,  Šimík, R., & Gotzner, N. (to appear). “Czech” the Alternatives: A Probe Recognition Study of Focus and Word Order.  Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung. Preprint:

Korsheed, A. & Gotzner, N. (2023). A closer look at the sources of variability in scalar implicature derivation: A review. Frontiers in Communication, 8,

Alexandropoulou, S., Herb, M, Discher, H. & Gotzner, N. (2022). Incremental pragmatic interpretation of gradable adjectives: The role of standards of comparison. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 32.

Gotzner, N. & Romoli, J. (2022). Meaning and alternatives. Annual Review of Linguistics, 8, 213-234,

Gotzner, N. & Mazzarella, D. (2021). Face management and negative strengthening: The role of power relations, social distance and gender. Frontiers in Psychology: Experimental Approaches to Pragmatics.

Gotzner, N., Barner, D. & Crain, S. (2020). Disjunction triggers exhaustivity implicatures in 4- to 5-year-olds. Journal of Semantics, 37, 219-245

Gotzner, N. (2019). The role of focus intonation in implicature computation: A comparison with only and also, Natural Language Semantics, 27, 189-226. doi: 10.1007/s11050-019-09154-7

Gotzner, N. (2017). Alternative sets in language processing: How focus alternatives are represented in the mind. Palgrave studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition, Palgrave Macmillan