Dr. Chris Cummins
Senior Staff Member

Dr. Chris Cummins works on semantics and pragmatics from a theoretical and experimental perspective. His interests include implicature (especially in the domain of quantity expressions), presupposition, and speech acts: in particular, he is interested in how hearers integrate the multiple sources of information available in order to arrive at an understanding of the social actions a speaker is attempting to perform. Chris will be working with the SPRINT team to develop a system for the pragmatic annotation of the spoken corpora and the analysis of the resulting data.


For more information, visit https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/chris-cummins 



SPRINT is the acronym of grant ERC-ADG-835263 titled "Speech Prosody in Interaction: The form and function of intonation in human communication". SPRINT is a 5-year (2019-2024) €2,481,196 research program funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Amalia Arvaniti is the Principal Investigator. SPRINT is currently based at the University of Kent but moving to Radboud University by the end of 2020.


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