Alexandra Lorson

PhD in Linguistics and English Language

Year of study: 1

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Dugald Stewart Building

City
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AD

Qualifications

MSc in Linguistics (2015-2018)

        University of Potsdam

        Dissertation title: The influence of world knowledge on the projectivity of 'stop'

BA in German Studies (2012-2015)

        University of Mannheim

Research summary

presuppositions and projection, pragmatics, computational modeling

Current research interests

My doctoral project is concerned with presupposition projection. For this purpose, I investigate listeners' sensitivity to distinctions in how meaning is conveyed and the impact of discourse context and world knowledge on the way such information is interpreted.

Current project grants

CHSS/PPLS research award (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science/ School of Philosophy, Psychology and
Language Sciences)

PhD studentship: AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities)