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Dr Nausicaa Pouscoulous

Lecturer in Experimental Pragmatics

Location:Room 115E, Chandler House,
2 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PF
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4073 (x24073)


Research Interests

Theoretical and experimental pragmatics, semantics, the development of pragmatic and communicative competence, language acquisition, philosophy of language.



    • Goubier, F., Pouscoulous, N. (2011). Virtus sermonis and the semantics-pragmatics distinction. Vivarium (49), 214-239 doi:10.1163/156853411X590507.
    • Pouscoulous, N. (2011). Metaphor: For adults only? Belgian Journal of Linguistics (25), 51-79 doi:10.1075/bjl.25.04pou.


    • Deamer, F., Pouscoulous, N., Breheny, R. (2010). A contrastive look at metaphor and hyperbole. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics (22)


    • Geurts, B., Pouscoulous, N. (2009). Embedded implicatures?!? Semantics and Pragmatics 2(4), 1-34
    • Geurts, B., Pouscoulous, N. (2009). Free choice for all: A response to Emmanuel Chemla. Semantics and Pragmatics 2(5), 1-10
    • Geurts, B., Pouscoulous, N. (2009). No scalar inferences under embedding.
    • Pouscoulous, N., Noveck, I. (2009). Going beyond semantics: The development of pragmatic enrichment. In Foster-Cohen, S. (Ed.). Language Acquisition ( pp.196-215). Palgrave.




Current PhD Students

Felicity Deamer Research: Figurative language processing and lexical pragmatics.
Giulio Dulcinati
Research: Experimental pragmatics.