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Experimental pragmatics, uncertainty, and reasoning

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Experimental pragmatics, uncertainty, and reasoning

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.

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Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau
Professor of Behavioural Science

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(2013). Can membership-functions capture the directionality of verbal probabilities?. In Thinking & Reasoning.

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(2009). When some is actually all: Scalar inferences in face-threatening contexts. In Cognition.

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(2009). Interpreting claims in offender profiles: the role of probability phrases, base‐rates and perceived dangerousness. In Applied Cognitive Psychology.

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(2007). Modus Tollens, Modus Shmollens: Contrapositive reasoning and the pragmatics of negation. In Thinking & Reasoning.

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(2005). How to do things with logical expressions: Creating collective value through co-ordinated reasoning. In Interaction Studies.

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