Elizabeth Allyn Smith
Institutions: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Département de linguistique
Research interests: Experimental pragmatics; Semantics-pragmatic interface; Social meaning; Cross-linguistic pragmatic differences in perception and production
Elizabeth Allyn Smith’s research bridges experimental and formal theoretical approaches to semantic and pragmatic language data. Her current projects include, but are not limited to a cross-linguistic investigation of how speakers perceive and produce linguistic rejections and how this varies by meaning type, the creation of a corpus of task-oriented Quebec French, and the acquisition of properties of factive verbs by adult second-language speakers (with fellow CRBLM member Daphnée Simard).