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.
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