Language and Social Cognition Lab @ Carleton University

2206A Dunton Tower

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa ON, K1S 5B6, Canada

 

olessia.jouravlev@carleton.ca

+1-613-520-2600 ext. 4148

 

Our success depends greatly on our linguistic abilities, and these abilities go beyond our knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.  An efficient speaker knows how to use language for different purposes, how to change language according to the needs and mental states of a listener, and how to follow conversational rules. This set of skills is known as pragmatic reasoning.

We explore how pragmatic reasoning unfolds in human mind and brain, what mechanisms contribute to individual differences in this ability, and how linguistic, Theory of Mind, and executive functioning abilities contribute to pragmatic reasoning.