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'Coffee is not coffee at twelve o'clock at night': Exploring the motivations for speaking indirectly (2016-06-30)This thesis presents a detailed theoretical and empirical discussion of indirect speech acts with a focus on off-record indirectness (ORI), a linguistic strategy through which a speaker deliberately conveys to the addressee ...
(2019-10-26)The purpose of this project was to observe the effect of a short bout of physical activity (PA) on the encoding and consolidation of linguistic information. In two sets of experiments, participants engaged in 20 to 30 ...
Where are you talking about? Advances and Challenges of Geographic Analysis of Text with Application to Disease Monitoring (2019-10-11)The Natural Language Processing task we focus on in this thesis is Geoparsing. Geoparsing is the process of extraction and grounding of toponyms (place names). Consider this sentence: "The victims of the Spanish earthquake ...