Papers & Talks

Papers & Talks

Papers and chapters

Wilson E., Cain, K., Davies, C., Gibson, J., Joseph, H., Serratrice, L., & Vogelzang, M. (2024). Children’s developing conversational and reading inference skills: a call for a collaborative approach. Language Development Research, 4(1), 42–79.

Katsos, N., de Linares, B. G., Ostashchenko, E., & Wilson, E. (2023). Perspective-taking in deriving implicatures: The listener’s perspective is important too. Cognition, 241, 105582.

Wilson, E., & Katsos, N. (2023, June 24). In a manner of speaking: progress and challenges in the study of the elusive manner implicature. Retrieved from 

Wilson, E., Lawrence, R. and Katsos, N. (2022). The role of perspective-taking in children’s quantity implicatures. Language Learning and Development, 19:2, 167-187.  

Wilson, E. & Katsos, N. (2021) Pragmatic, linguistic and cognitive factors in young children’s development of quantity, relevance and word learning inferences. Journal of Child Language, 49, 1065-1092.

Katsos, N., Gibson, J., Lorge, I., Müller, L-M., Özturk, Ö., Reynolds, J., Wilson, E., & Forbes, K. (2021) Language skills and identity in bilingual education: a case study of a bilingual primary school in England. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 13(2), 35-62.

Mueller, L-M., Howard, K., Wilson, E., Gibson, J., & Katsos., N (2020) Multilingualism in the Family and Child Well-being: a scoping review. International Journal of Bilingualism, 24(5-6), 1049-1070.

Wilson, E. & Katsos, N. (2020). Acquiring implicatures. In Schneider, Klaus P., and Ifantidou, Elly (Eds.) Developmental and Clinical Pragmatics. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter Mouton. (pp 119-148) PDF

Wilson, E. & Katsos, N., (2016). In a manner of speaking: an empirical investigation of Manner Implicatures. In F. Salfner and U. Sauerland (Eds.), Preproceedings of Trends in Experimental Pragmatics (TiXPrag Workshop), Berlin. PDF   Items  Exp 

Katsos, N., & Wilson, E. (2014). Convergence and divergence between word learning and pragmatic inferencing. In J. Degen, M. Franke, & N. Goodman (Eds.), Proceedings – Formal and Experimental Pragmatics Workshop (pp. 14–20). Tübingen. PDF

Wilson, E., & Katsos, N. (Manuscript, 2017). Children’s perspective-taking in pragmatic inferences. PDF Repository

Conference presentations and posters

Wilson, E. & Falkum, I.L.  (September 2022). Children’s development of manner implicatures and their sense of conventionality. Preregistration poster at XPrag 2022, Pavia, Italy.

Wilson, E., Lawrence, R. and Katsos, N. (June 2018).  The development of perspective-taking in pragmatic inferencing. Oral presentation at Child Language Symposium, Reading.

Müller, L-M & Wilson, E. (May 2018). Cambridge Bilingualism Network: exploring and supporting multilingualism and subjective
family wellbeing. Poster: HaBilNet1, Brussels.

Wilson, E., & Katsos, N. (August 2017).  Children’s understanding of implicatures: Is theory of mind always necessary? TalkESPP, Hertfordshire.

Wilson, E., & Katsos, N. (July 2017). Acquisition of quantity, relevance and word learning inferences, and their relationship with Theory of Mind. PosterIASCL, Lyon.

Wilson, E., & Katsos, N. (June 2017). Speaker epistemic state and ad hoc quantity implicatures in children. TalkXPrag, Köln.

Wilson, E., & Katsos, N. (2016) Acquisition of quantity, relevance and word learning inferences, and their relationship with Theory of Mind. Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium. Cambridge. Poster PDF.

Katsos, N. & Wilson, E., (2014). Word Learning and Implicature: Same and different. Beyond words 2; new developments in pragmatics. Leipzig. abstract

PhD Thesis

Children’s development of Quantity, Relevance and Manner implicature understanding and the role of the speaker’s epistemic state. PDF.

Invited talks

‘In a manner of speaking: revisiting the fourth maxim.’ University College London Pragmatics reading group. January 2016.

‘Towards a unified account of word-learning and non-literal inference?’ Napoleon Katsos & Elspeth Wilson, Queen Mary University of London LingLunch. Nov 2013.

Articles and reports for practitioners and the community 

Elspeth Wilson (2022) Children’s Pragmatic Development. Research summary at Chartered College of Teaching Early Childhood Hub.

Lisa-Maria Müller, Katie Howard, Elspeth Wilson, Jenny Gibson & Napoleon Katsos (2021) Bilingualism in the family and children’s well-being: Why speaking the family language is not just a ‘nice to have’. EAL Journal.

Elspeth Wilson (2020) Little Communicators: on investigating children’s pragmatic development. Babel: the language magazine. Preprint.

Lisa-Maria Müller, Elspeth Wilson, Napoleon Katsos (2018). Multilingualism and wellbeing in UK: Report – Cambridge Bilingualism Network Forums – June, July, October 2017. PDF.

Elspeth Wilson (2018). Book review: The wonders of language; Or: How to make noises and influence people (Roberts, 2017). Babel: the language magazine No23.preprint

Becky Brooks & Elspeth Wilson (2017). What, exactly, do you mean by that? Babel: the language magazine. No18. Pull-out poster.

MPhil Thesis Disambiguating ‘again’: a theoretical and experimental perspective. PDF.
‘Time and again: the intriguing life of a temporal adverb.’ May 2015. 6th Annual Marshall McLuhan Symposium, Trinity Hall. ppt.