BALÁZS, Patrícia

University of Szeged, Doctoral School in Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics PhD Programme

Research area
During my doctoral studies, I have focused on the question how nonliteral meanings, with special attention to metaphors, are processed. I try to approach comprehension as a process divided into various phases and explore it by means of the theoretical constructs of cognitive pragmatics (i.e. Giora’s Graded Salience Hypothesis) as well as the research methods of cognitive psychology and experimental pragmatics.