Madeleine Rebecca Anne Long

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

I work in Experimental Pragmatics, an area of ​​Cognitive Science that employs psycholinguistic techniques to investigate theories of how we produce and interpret language in context.

About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow working with Paula Rubio-Fernandez on the project 'Vision shapes language: referential communication in blind, sighted and newly-sighted individuals' funded by the Research Council of Norway. The aim of the project is to study the extent to which visual processes influence the development of referential communication and common ground over the course of childhood. 

Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh working with Paula Rubio-Fernandez and Hannah Rohde on the project 'Linguistic and cognitive factors in effective referential communication' funded by the Research Council of Norway. In this project we investigated younger and older adults' choice of referring expressions in interactive contexts and how that relates to memory capacity, executive control, and Theory of Mind. My PhD thesis examined the cognitive mechanisms underlying perspective-taking over the lifespan and the impact of later-life language learning on cognitive ageing.

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Higher education

2018: PhD in Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

2014: MSc in Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

2010: MA in Spanish Linguistics, Middlebury College (in Spain and Mexico)

2009: BA in Spanish and English Literature, Georgetown University

Tags: Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Ageing, Language Learning
Published May 9, 2019 1:02 PM - Last modified May 20, 2020 6:30 PM