Verbal probabilities

Experimental pragmatics, uncertainty, and reasoning

This research programme focuses on the pragmatic processes involved in communicating uncertainties, quantities and in logical reasoning.

Is guilt ‘likely’ or ‘not certain’?: Contrast with previous probabilities determines choice of verbal terms

This research focuses on what determines speakers' choice of positive and negative probability phrases (e.g., “a chance” vs. “not certain”) in a legal context. We argue that choice of phrase to describe an event's probability of occurrence can be …