Experimental pragmatics, risk communication, and reasoning
This research programme focuses on the pragmatic processes involved in communicating uncertainties, quantities and in logical reasoning.
Relevance-driven information search in 'Pseudodiagnostic' reasoning
When faced with two competing hypotheses, people sometimes prefer to look at multiple sources of information in support of one …
When some is actually all: Scalar inferences in face-threatening contexts
Accounts of the scalar inference from ‘some X-ed’ to ‘not all X-ed’ are central to the debate between contemporary theories of …
Modus Tollens, Modus Shmollens: Contrapositive reasoning and the pragmatics of negation
The utterance of a negative statement invites the pragmatic inference that some reason exists for the proposition it negates to be …