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 based at Radboud University.


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