I’m currently an ESRC post-doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, working with Jenny Gibson on children’s pragmatic development.
I’m interested in how children learn to understand other people, when what other people literally say is often not what they mean: my research is in developmental and experimental pragmatics. I believe that sharing this research and linguistics more generally with the wider community is beneficial for everyone, and I’m especially interested in how pragmatics research can be applied to inference teaching in the early years classroom. As a member of the Cambridge Bilingualism Network I have also explored the connection between speaking more than one language and family wellbeing. Also, I sometimes get out and about with my harp.
You can contact me via email: elspeth @ elspethwilson.uk
… to the children, parents, teachers, schools & nurseries who took part in my PhD studies! You can now read or download a short guide to what I found.