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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Areas of Interest: 
First Language Acquisition
Experimental Semantics & Pragmatics
Pragmatic development


My research focuses on how children learn to make inferences about what people mean when they communicate, and the role that social cognition plays in that- their pragmatic development. In my PhD I concentrated on the acquisition of implicatures in young children. I am also interested in how this research can be applied to inference teaching in the classroom. I am involved with the Cambridge Bilingualism Network and have focussed on the interaction between multilingualism and wellbeing. 

ESRC postdoctoral fellow
Departments and institutes: 
Dr Elspeth  Wilson

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