Chi-Hé Elder is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia in Language and Communication Studies. Her current research project, Pragmatics in interaction: An exploration of miscommunication, takes a corpus-based approach to the question of what counts as 'successful communication', examining the extent to which an intention-based model of meaning is applicable to everyday interactions. This involves looking not only at speaker's own communicative intentions, but also at the broader pragmatic goals of an interaction and the shared knowledge of interlocutors. Through the lens of miscommunication, she is developing an incremental model of dialogue that can account for the fact that speakers do not always have determinate intentions.
Towards a Pragmatic Category of Conditionals,
in Journal of Pragmatics
pp. 36-53Full Text UEA Repository
Classifying conditionals: The case of metalinguistic 'if you like',Full Text UEA Repository
Conditional Utterances and Conditional Thoughts: Towards a Pragmatic Category of Conditionals,
in Travaux du 19ème CIL .
Département de Linguistique de l’Université de GenèveFull Text UEA Repository
The underlying conditionality of conditionals which do not use 'if',Full Text UEA Repository