Carita Paradis

Professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Specific Languages
  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
  • Psychology

Keywords

  • semantics, pragmatics, discourse, cognition, perception, sensory meanings, stance, contrast, opposite, communication

Professional work

I am Professor of English Linguistics, Member of AcademiaNet - Database of Outstanding Women Scientists in Europe - an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, in cooperation with the journals Spektrum der Wissenschaft, and Nature, and Member of Academia Europaea.

I was Chair of the Scientific Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2013 - 2016) and of Linguistics (2010 - 2016) of The Swedish Research Council.

Research

My research concerns the dynamics of meaning-making in human communication and is situated within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics. Central to this approach is the meaningful functioning of language in all its guises and all its uses in discourse. I use different empirical methods – corpus and computational techniques as well as experimental techniques of different kind to contribute to a better understanding of what linguistic expressions reveal about human interaction, perception and cognition and inversely how they influence and give rise to patterns and structures in natural language use. 

Recent research outputs

Caballero Rodríguez, R. (ed.), Carita Paradis (ed.) & Suárez Toste, E. (ed.), 2018 Oct 17

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Vasiliki Simaki, Simakis, P., Carita Paradis & Kerren, A., 2018 Jul 15, SETN '18 Proceedings of the 10th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence . New York: ACM, 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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