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Philosophy of language, theoretical and experimental pragmatics, the architecture of pragmatic processing, theory of mind and metarepresentation, figurative uses of language.
- Understanding Metaphor: Ad Hoc Concepts and Imagined Worlds (Principal investigator: Robyn Carston, Co-investigator: Catherine Wearing, Post-Doctoral Researcher: Paula Rubio Fernandez ) Leverhulme Trust funding. 2011-2014.
Mazzarella, D., 2011. Contenuto Semantico. Costituenti inarticolati e sottoderminazione semantica (Semantic content. Unarticulated constituents and semantic underdetermination). Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Filosofiche, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
Mazzarella, D., 2009. Zebre e muli dipinti. Il problema delle scetticismo e le condizioni di chiusura della conoscenza (Zebras and Painted Mules. The Skeptical Problem and the Epistemic Closure Principle). Laurea Triennale in Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
`Optimal relevance' as a pragmatic criterion: the role of epistemic vigilance. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 25, pp. 20-45.
Associative and inferential approaches to pragmatics: The state of the art of experimental investigation. Methode – Analytic Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 172 – 194 (Special Issue on ‘New Perspectives for the Philosophy of Cognitive Science’)
Presentations (invited*, referred**)
Mazzarella, D., Politeness, relevance and scalar inferences, 6th Intercultural Pragmatics Conference, Malta, May 2014. [**]
Mazzarella,D., Pragmatics and Epistemic Vigilance, Beyond Words 2 - New Developments in Pragmatics, Leipzig, Germany, May 2014.[**]
Mazzarella, D., ‘Optimal relevance’ as a pragmatic criterion: The role of epistemic vigilance, 3rd SIFA Graduate Conference “Language, Logic and Mind”, Cagliari, Italy, September 2013. [**]
Mazzarella, D., Do we need inferences in pragmatics? Challenges from a unified associative account of pragmatic processes, 4th International Conference on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models, Brussels, Belgium, September 2013. [**]
Mazzarella, D., ‘Optimal relevance’ as a pragmatic criterion: The role of epistemic vigilance, UCL Linguistics PhD Day, London, UK, May 2013. [*]
Mazzarella, D., On-line pragmatic processing: associative vs. inferential approaches, 1st Genoa Workshop on Cognitive Linguistics, Genoa, Italy, December 2012. [*]
Mazzarella, D., Where accessibility-based approaches to pragmatics fall short, Arché/CSMN Graduate Conference, Oslo, Norway, November 2012. [**]
Mazzarella, D., Associative vs. Inferential Approaches to Pragmatics, 6th Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation, Warsaw, Poland, September 2012. [**]
- Teaching assistant - ‘Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics’ course at UCL- January 2014 - March 2014.
- Teaching assistant - ‘Pragmatics and Cognition’ course at UCL- January 2013 - March 2013.
- Teaching assistant - ‘Pragmatic Theory’ course at UCL- October 2012-December 2012.