Mognon, I., Scholten, I., Hukker, V., and Hendriks, P. (in press). Pragmatics is not a monolithic phenomenon, and neither is Theory of Mind: Response to Kissine. Language. see Kissine's target article, "Autism, constructionism and nativism" here
Mognon, I., Sprenger, S., Kuijper, S., and Hendriks, P. (in press). Balancing the (Horn) scale: explaining the production-comprehension asymmetry for scalar implicatures, in Proceedings of the University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 27, Philadelphia, PA . see abstract here
Mognon, I., Sprenger, S.A., Kuijper, S.J.M., & Hendriks, P. (2021). Complex inferential processes are needed for implicature comprehension, but not for implicature production. Frontiers in Psychology, 11,5.
Mognon, I., Sprenger, S., Kuijper, S., Hendriks, P., Balancing the (Horn) scale: explaining the production-comprehension asymmetry for scalar implicatures, 44th Penn Linguistics Conference - University of Pennsylvania, USA (March, 2020) - CONFERENCE CANCELED
Mognon, I., Implicatures: Production/comprehension asymmetries in language acquisition, Abstract selected for presentation at the Science Speed Geeking Event - Experimental Pragmatics Summer School - Berlin, Germany (August, 2019)
Mognon, I., Sprenger, S. A., Kuijper, S. J. M., Hendriks, P. When speakers are more logical than hearers: why children show adult-like production but not adult-like comprehension of scalar items, Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research - Utrecht, the Netherlands (April 2021)
Mognon, I., Hartman, C. A., Kuijper, S. & Hendriks, P., Pronoun interpretation and implicature computation: The interaction between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in children with ASD, Poster presented at "Language Abilities in Children with Autism" Workshop - Tours, France (April, 2019)
2018 – Present: PhD Student, Center for Language and Cognition Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands
2015–2017: Master’s Degree in Linguistics, University of Siena, Italy. Thesis title: The Comprehension of Clitic Left Dislocations in Agrammatic Aphasia. Supervisors: Prof. L. Rizzi, Prof. A. Belletti
2012–2015: Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, University of Bologna, Italy. Thesis title: Prosodia e Struttura Informativa: Una Prospettiva Interlinguistica. Supervisors: Prof. M. Vayra, Dr. C. Avesani
general research interests
Typical and Atypical Language Acquisition
Formal and Experimental Pragmatics
specific topics of investigation
Acquisition of inferential abilities, with particular focus on implicatures
Relationship between language acquisition and the development of cognitive abilities (theory of mind, cognitive inhibition, working memory)
Language acquisition in autism
I have been absorbed by the study of the relationship between natural language, (possible) world(s), and cognition since the first time I have heard that colorless green ideas can perhaps sleep furiously.
As a PhD student at the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (University of Groningen), I investigate primarily topics related to syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, with the aim of formalizing cognitively-plausible models of language; shedding more light on the relationship between linguistic phenomena and cognitive abilities; experimentally assessing the adequacy of formal models of typical and atypical language acquisition.
I am interested also in aphasiology, language evolution, animal linguistics, the hypothesis of logicality of language, and recursion.
Currently, in my PhD project, I am investigating language comprehension and language processing adopting online methods such as eye-tracking and reaction times, under the supervision of Prof. P. Hendriks, Dr. S. Sprenger, and Dr. S. Kuijper.
Interested in my research? Get in touch!
get in touch!
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
Telephone: +31 50 36 35873
Semantics and cognition research group