Ingrid Lossius Falkum

Associate Professor - Philosophy
Associate Professor - Linguistics
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Research

My research interests lie in the semantics and pragmatics of verbal communication. I am interested in how children acquire their pragmatic abilities, enabling them to use language as a means to express their own intentions and make inferences about the intentions of others. I am also interested in lexical semantics and pragmatics, focusing on how word meanings are modulated in context. 

I am currently PI on the ERC StG project DEVCOM (2020-2025) and the Research Council of Norway FINNUT project Creativity and Convention in Pragmatic Development (2020-2024). The overarching goal of both these projects is to provide an account of the stages and factors involved in children’s developing pragmatic competence, based on experimental studies of children's understanding and production of non-literal uses of language (e.g., metaphor, metonymy, irony, etc.). We focus on both typical and atypical development (ASD).

My position is shared between IFIKK (philosophy) and ILN (linguistics), and I am affiliated with Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPS) and Centre for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) 

Higher education

2011: PhD Linguistics, University College London. (supervisor: Robyn Carston).

2005: MA Pragmatics, University College London.

2004: MA French Linguistics, University of Oslo.

Grants and fellowships

2020-2025: ERC Starting Grant, Horizon 2020.

2020-2024: Researcher project, FINNUT, Research Council of Norway.

2015-2019: Young Research Talent Grant, FRIPRO, Research Council of Norway.

2011-2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, FRIPRO, Research Council of Norway.

2006-2009: PhD Research Fellowship, FRIPRO, Research Council of Norway.

Papers in progress

"Metonymy and relevance." In preparation. (with Deirdre Wilson)

Invited chapter in The Cambridge Handbook of Irony and Thought. Gibbs, R. & Colston, H. (red). In preparation. (with Deirdre Wilson)

"Speaking ironically: Does tone of voice influcence children's understanding?". In preparation. (with Franziska Köder)

"Accounting for the preference for literal meanings in ASC". Under revision. (with Agustín Vicente)

"Polysemy". Forthcoming 2020. In Oxford Bibliographies of Linguistics. Aronoff, M. (red). New York: OUP. (with Agustín Vicente)

Edited volumes

Falkum, I. L. & Köder, F. Eds. (2020). The Acquisition of Figurative Meanings. Special Issue of Journal of Pragmatics 156.

Falkum, I. L. & Vicente, A. Eds. (2015). Polysemy: Current Perspectives and Approaches. Special Issue of Lingua 157.

Falkum, I. L. & Kjøll, G. Eds. (2014). Kognitiv pragmatikk og relevansteori. Special Issue of Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift 32(2).

Other

I also work on research policy issues as a board member (2019-2020) of The Young Academy of Norway, and deputy chair (2020-2021) of the Norwegian Association of Researchers at the UiO.

Between 2017-2019 I was a member of the UiO University Board where I represented the fixed-term staff with teaching and research positions.

Teaching

In the autumn term of 2020 I am responsible for the course HON2120 - Introduction to interdisciplinary research methods for honours students.

Tags: Philosophy, Linguistics, Pragmatics, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Linguistics, Philosophy of Communication

Publications

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  • Bowerman, Josephine; Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Pouscoulous, Nausicaa (2020). 'The moustache’ returns: the acquisition of metonymy in adult learners of English as an additional language (EAL).
  • Busterud, Guro; Falkum, Ingrid Lossius; Ingeborgrud, Lina & Solheim, Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen (2020). Gjør utlysningene åpnere!. Forskerforum.  ISSN 0800-1715.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2020, 02. mars). Ble fast ansatt etter 14 år som midlertidig. Nå tar hun oppgjør med behandlingen av midlertidig ansatte ved Universitetet i Oslo. [Internett].  Khrono.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2020, 03. mars). Midlertidige blir dårlig behandlet. [TV].  NRK Dagsnytt 18.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2020). Språklig kreativitet i tidlig vokabularutvikling.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2020). The Developing Communicator (DEVCOM).
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius; Busterud, Guro; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Eriksen, Stefka Georgieva (2020). Kjære, utålmodige minister [Forslag til liketillingstiltak i akademia]. Khrono.no.  ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2020). Speaking ironically: Does tone of voice affect children's understanding?.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2019). Count-mass polysemy: A pragmatic perspective.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2019). "Mamma, hvorfor sier du at du er så glad i meg at du kan spise meg opp?" Om utvikling av pragmatikk hos norske barn.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2019). Pragmatic development, sense conventions and non-literal uses of language.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2019). The development of metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2019). Speaking ironically: Does tone of voice influence understanding.
  • Köder, Franziska & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2019). Speaking ironically: Does tone of voice influence children's understanding?.
  • Bratland-Sanda, Solfrid; Blikstad-Balas, Marte; De Moor, Katrien; Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Falkum, Ingrid Lossius; Holmen, Heidi & Aronsen, Jan Magnus (2018). Akademia må satse på undervisningskarrierer. Khrono.no.  ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2018, 11. mars). Barn og ironi. [Radio].  NRK Språkteigen.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2018, 20. mars). Fire år og ironisk. [Internett].  NRK Kultur.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2018). Sats på de midlertidig ansatte!. Uniforum.  ISSN 1891-5825.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2018). Children's understanding of the ironical tone of voice: Evidence from eye-tracking and picture selection.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2018). Figurative language acquisition: evidence from eye-tracking and picture selection.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2018). Figurative language development: Evidence from eye-tracking and picture selection.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2017). Ten years of linguistic agency: Lexical and developmental pragmatics..
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2017). Acquiring figurative meanings: Irony and epistemic vigilance.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2017). Metonymy and irony acquisition: Evidence from eye-tracking and picture selection.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius; Köder, Franziska & Mascaro, Olivier (2017). Acquiring figurative meanings: A study in developmental pragmatics.
  • Helganger, Line Sjøtun & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2017). Om utviklingen av en pragmatisk kompetanse.
  • Köder, Franziska & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2017). Acquiring figurative meanings: Evidence from eye-tracking.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2016). Acquiring figurative meanings: What are the questions?.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2016). Metonymic reference in early language development.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2016). Children's comprehension of metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2016). Children's comprehension of metonymy: The role of metalinguistic awareness.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2016). Children's processing of metonyms: Evidence from eye movements and picture selection.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Köder, Franziska (2016). Saying that p when not p: Learning to distinguish different communicative intentions.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius; Recasens, Marta & Clark, Eve V. (2016). On the acquisition of metonymy.
  • Köder, Franziska & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2016). Children’s processing of metonyms: Evidence from eye movements and picture selection.
  • Köder, Franziska & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2016). Children’s processing of metonyms: Evidence from eye movements and picture selection.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2015). A pragmatic approach to 'book'-type polysemy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2015). Metonymy as a referential device in language acquisition.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2015). On the acquisition of metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2015). Polysemi i skjæringspunktet mellom semantikk og pragmatikk.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Wilson, Deirdre (2015). Acquiring metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Wilson, Deirdre (2015). Acquiring metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Wilson, Deirdre (2015). The Pragmatics of Metonymy: A developmental perspective.
  • Wilson, Deirdre & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2015). Explaining metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2014). Acquiring reference: the case of metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Recasens, Marta (2014). On the acquisition of metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Recasens, Marta (2014). Young children's skill with metonymy.
  • Kolkmann, Julia & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2014). English possessives: A semantic or pragmatic phenomenon?.
  • Kolkmann, Julia & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2014). Genitive semantics revisited: the case of English pre-nominal possessives.
  • Wilson, Deirdre & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2014). Metonymy and relevance.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Kjøll, Georg (2013). Stadier i pragmatisk utvikling.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Nome, Astrid (2013). Mot en ny saussurisme?. Agora : Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon.  ISSN 0800-7136.  (3-4), s 262- 269
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Recasens, Marta (2013). On the acquisition of metonymy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius & Vicente, Agustín (2013). Polysemy, In Mark Aronoff (ed.),  Oxford Bibliographies - Linguistics.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199772810.  Chapter.
  • Fløgstad, Guro Nore & Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2013). Diachrony and procedural meaning. The case of the Rioplatense Preterit.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2012). Systematic polysemy: A pragmatic perspective.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2012). The problem of polysemy: A pragmatic approach.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2012). Where does polysemy come from?.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2011). A pragmatic account of 'logical metonymy'.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2011). A pragmatic account of systematic polysemy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2011, 27. mai). Kan dette huset snakke?. [Internett].  NRK Kultur.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2011, 29. mai). Kan en kyllingsalat bli utålmodig?. [Radio].  NRK Språkteigen.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2011). Language, theory of mind, and inferential communication: solving the problem of polysemy motivation?.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2011). Systematic polysemy and the count-mass distinction.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2011). The Semantics and Pragmatics of Polysemy: A Relevance-Theoretic Account.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2010). Polysemy: A View from Relevance Theory.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2009). A pragmatic solution to the polysemy paradox.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2009). Polysemy: Lexically governed or pragmatically inferred?.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2009). Pragmatics and polysemy.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2008). Polysemy: lexically governed or pragmatically inferred?.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2006). Contrastive Lexical Pragmatics: A relevance-theoretic approach to lexical narrowing and broadening in English and Norwegian original texts and translations.
  • Falkum, Ingrid Lossius (2005). Clefts in a cross-linguistic perspective: a contrastive study of French and Norwegian original texts and translations.

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