Doctoral Students Leah Rice, Stanley Donahoo, Present Research Internationally

Stanley Donahoo, doctoral candidate in Linguistics (Cognitive Science GIDP minor) recently presented at four conferences abroad.

Stanley co-presented research with fellow cohort-mate Leah Rice at the 5th edition of the Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference in Mahon, Spain. Their research project seeks to clarify aspects of phase theory through experimental methods.

Stanley then presented at the 7th biannual Experimental Pragmatics Conference in Cologne, Germany. He presented research in collaboration with Dr. Vicky Tzuyin Lai, of the University of Arizona Psychology Department. This research explores how swear words can inform current theories of conventional implicature. The poster is available through the Open Science Framework here.

Stanley also presented at the 15th International Pragmatics Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This solo presentation is the result of his first prelim project on context effects in the processing of local pragmatic anomalies.

Finally, Stanley ended his summer by presenting at the first Integrating Aspects of Social Meaning workshop, held in conjunction with the 29th European Summer School of Logic, Language, and Information. His presentation explored the role that social meaning can play in the understanding of swear words.

Stanley is grateful to his collaborators, advisors, and the audience attendees. He would also like to acknowledge the various funding sources, including the department of linguistics, the cognitive science program, and the Herbert E. Carter award, which made the trip possible.