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Katy Jones

Overview

person name Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email: JonesKS1@cf.ac.uk
Area: Centre for Language and Communication Research

PhD Research

My thesis explores the use of indefinite nominal phrases for definite reference in English discourse. It sits at the interface of cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, (functional) discourse and syntax.

Supervisor: Dr Lise Fontaine, Professor Alison Wray

Academic Background

AHRC-funded PhD at the Centre for Language and Communication Research (2011- present, Cardiff University)
MA Applied Linguistics (Sussex University, 2003)
Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (1999)
Certificate in English Language to Adults (1997)
BA Hons Applied Language Studies (1996)

Membership: Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition
                   Cognitive Science Society
                   British Association of Applied Linguists (BAAL)

Publications

Jones, K. 2013. Identifiable indefinites and the Givenness Hierarchy: a case of underspecification and overspecification? Proceedings of the Workshop on Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the Gap between Computational and Cognitive Approaches to Reference. Berlin, Germany. Available at: http://pre2013.uvt.nl/pdf/jones.pdf

 

Conferences, Symposia and Seminars

Title: Identifiable indefinites and the Givenness Hierarchy: a case of underspecification and overspecification?
Conference: Pre-Cog Sci 2013: The production of referring expressions: bridging the gap between cognitive and computation approaches to reference, Berlin 31st July 2013

Title: The Givenness Hierarchy and indefinite referring expressions
Conference: Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition IV (SALC IV), Joensuu University, Finland, 12-14th June 2013

Title: ‘a’: to refer or not to refer
Conference: Voice of Humanties, Cardiff University, March 2012

Teaching

Postgraduate Tutor for ‘Introduction to Language’ and ‘Introduction to Language and Society’, (Cardiff University, 2011-present)
In-sessional tutor of English for Academic Purposes (Cardiff University, 2007-2011)
Tutor of English for Academic Purposes (Sussex University, 2003-2007)
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (Spain, London, Japan, 1996-2002)