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Teaching Areas:

Undergraduate: Introduction to the study of meaning; coherence in discourse; applied linguistics: argumentative strategies.

Postgraduate level: Argumentation Theory, literary translation (practice). Speech Act Theory - Context construction.




Professional biography:

* 1988: Doctorat d'Etat in Linguistics and Philosophy. University of Paris IV
* 1985-87: Full-time researcher (CR2) in Pragmatics (CNRS, Paris)
* 1997-8: Research Fellow. Pembroke College, Oxford.
* 1998-9: Lecturer.University of Swansea.
* 1999- : Lecturer. University of Manchester.
* 2006: Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

Research fellowships:

I have held research fellowships from the Fulbright Program, Pembroke College, Oxford and the Rockefeller Foundation.


Research interests


Current areas of research interest:

Discourse markers (DMs) and context construction from an adaptive perspective.

Current research projects:

Article: context triggers and intentional action.

Article: Anchoring argumentative utterances



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