Communication and Cognition

In this cluster of projects, communication is studied from a pragmatic perspective. We observe how different language mechanisms interact with contextual factors in discourse.

Among theoretical, descriptive, and applied studies, the experimental methodology is predominant in our research, since it allows for direct and indirect observations of the cognitive processes during communication.

The conducted experimental studies focus on different textual phenomena, such as the informative structure of discourse, argumentative structures, multimodal elements, discursive coherence, and continuity; on mechanisms and operations that imply the projection of the speaker in communication, such as modality; and on mechanisms and operations that involve interpersonal relationships or interactional behavior.


New book chapter “Adjustment, Mismatches and Accomodation of Procedural and Conceptual Meaning. Experimental Evidence around Connectives” by Inés Recio, Óscar Loureda & Adriana Cruz.

New chapter “Los estudios experimentales del discurso” by Óscar Loureda, Inés Recio & Ted Sanders in the publication “Estudios del discurso/The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Discourse Studies”, edited by Carmen López Ferrero, Isolda Carranza & Teun A. van Dijk.           
New book “Comunicación, partículas discursivas y pragmática experimental” by Óscar Loureda, Adriana Cruz, Inés Recio Fernández & Martha Rudka.