Experimental pragmatics, risk communication, and reasoning

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This research programme focuses on the pragmatic processes involved in communicating uncertainties, quantities and in logical reasoning. It includes experimental studies examining pragmatic influences on how people interpret verbal probabilities and quantifiers and how they draw inferences.

Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau
Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau
Professor of Behavioural Science

My research focuses on understanding how people handle risk and uncertainty. How they perceive and communicate risks, how they make decisions in the face of uncertainty.