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I am Csilla (she / her / hers), a PhD candidate at the Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Fields of interest:
– Pragmatics / Semantics
– Prosody
– Psycho- and Neurolinguistics

My primary areas of interest are prosody, semantics-pragmatics, and neurolinguistics. Broadly speaking, I am interested in speech production and perception in neurodivergent populations, with a focus on prosody and pragmatics. I am currently looking into the prosodic characteristics of sarcastic speech, and the contribution of prosody to making the pragmatic inference from ‘literal’ to ‘ironic’ meaning during sarcasm perception.

I completed my MA studies in English Philology with a specialization in Theoretical Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary). My MA research centered around the semantics of pronouns and their treatment in formal semantics, pragmatics, and philosophy of language. In my MA thesis, I focused on the semantics of cataphoric structures in English, and touched upon the possibility of representing cataphoric reference in a dynamic semantic framework.

cstatar [at] umich [dot] edu

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