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

My primary areas of interest are semantics, pragmatics, prosody, and neurolinguistics. Broadly speaking, I am interested in pragmatic and prosodic information processing in neurodivergent populations. More specifically, I am looking into the contribution of prosody to making the pragmatic inference from ‘literal meaning’ to ‘ironic meaning’ during sarcasm perception.

Previously, my research centered around the semantics of pronouns and their treatment in formal semantics, pragmatics, and philosophy of language. In my 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