Stephen C. Levinson

Stephen C. Levinson is Director of the Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands.

Books by this Author

The Theory of Generalized Conversational Implicature
By Stephen C. Levinson
When we speak, we mean more than we say. In this book Stephen C. Levinson explains some general processes that underlie presumptions in communication. This is the first extended discussion of preferred interpretation in language understanding, integrating much of the best research in linguistic pragmatics from the last two decades. Levinson outlines a theory of presumptive meanings, or preferred...

Books by this Editor

A Fyssen Foundation Symposium
Edited By Stephen C. Levinson, Pierre Jaisson
Biological and cultural processes have evolved together, in a symbiotic spiral; they are now indissolubly linked, with human survival unlikely without such culturally produced aids as clothing, cooked food, and tools. The twelve original essays collected in this volume take an evolutionary perspective on human culture, examining the emergence of culture in evolution and the underlying role of...

Journal Articles by this Author

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume 26, Issue 11 (November 2014)
By Lilla Magyari, Marcel C. M. Bastiaansen, Jan P. de Ruiter, Stephen C. Levinson