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Dr Chi-Hé Elder

Dr Chi-Hé Elder

Semantics-pragmatics interface


Conditionals in natural language

Research Interests

My main research interests are in semantics and pragmatics and the interface between them; more specifically I am interested in how meanings are expressed and understood in different contexts of utterance and the discourse factors that allow interlocutors to understand one another.


  • Corpus linguistics
  • English
  • Philosophy of language
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics

Key Publications

Elder, C. & K. M. Jaszczolt. 2016. ‘Towards a pragmatic category of conditionals‘. Journal of Pragmatics 98: 36-53.