Nele Põldvere is a postdoctoral researcher in English Linguistics. Her research focuses on spoken language and the combination of social and cognitive processes of meaning-making in English conversation. It proposes crucial extensions to Construction Grammar in the directions of dialogicity, social interaction and spoken language, and aims to further our understanding of the underlying motivations and mechanisms of speech production, comprehension and change. To achieve this, she uses advanced statistical methods such as regression, and a combination of qualitative and quantitative corpus and experimental techniques.
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Victoria Johansson is associate professor in General linguistics. Her research interests include language production in a lifelong perspective, and a central aspect of her research constitutes of methodological development for investigating writing in real time (by means of keystroke logging, sometimes in combination with eye tracking to capture reading patterns concurrent with writing). Important outcomes of the research concern psycholinguistic comparisons of writing and speaking in a developmental perspective, where the use and establishment of e.g. lexical expressions and syntactic constructions are discussed in regard to the writer's/speaker's cognitive effort.
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Carita Paradis is Professor of English Linguistics and her research concerns the dynamics of meaning-making in human communication and is situated within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics. Central to this approach is the meaningful functioning of language in all its guises and all its uses in discourse. She uses different empirical methods – corpus and computational techniques as well as experimental techniques of different kind to contribute to a better understanding of what linguistic expressions reveal about human interaction, perception and cognition and inversely how they influence and give rise to patterns and structures in natural language use.
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Paschal was employed in the project as a research assistant in 2016–2017. He played a major role in the transcription of face-to-face conversation in the corpus.