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) - 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., 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, University of Groningen, Netherlands
2015–2017: Master’s Degree in Linguistics, University of Siena, Italy
2012–2015: Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, University of Bologna, Italy
general research interests
Formal and Experimental Pragmatics
Cognitive underpinnings of language acquisition
specific topics of investigation
Acquisition of reference, with particular focus on the processing of reference resolution
Acquisition of inferencial abilities, with particular focus on ad hoc and scalar implicatures
Semantics of scales
Relationship between language acquisition and the development of cognitive abilities
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!
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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
Telephone: +31 50 36 35873
Semantics and cognition research group