Alice Rees

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Background

I am currently working on a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship "Pragmatic priming in Children: from comprehension to production." This project asks how speakers and listeners converge on meaning, particularly how children draw inferences and produce sentences that imply extra meaning. The goal is to adapt a novel paradigm, Pragmatic Priming, to understand children's pragmatic computations by shifting the traditional listener-centric perspective to one considering speaker’s choices in production. 

Qualifications

2019 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2014-2018 PhD Cardiff University "Priming pragmatic enrichment"

2011-2014 Bsc Psychology Hons (First Class)

 

Research summary

Experimental pragmatics; Psycholinguistics