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Stephen Politzer-Ahles

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

stephen.politzerahles 喺 polyu 點 edu 點 hk

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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Chinese & Bilingual Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

I use online methods, including electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), eye-tracking, and behavioral techniques, to investigate the instantiation of abstract linguistic processes—such as how comprehenders integrate said (semantic) and un-said (pragmatic) aspects of meaning, and how un-pronounced phonological structure plays a role during speech. Much of my research on meaning focuses on pragmatic implicature, particularly scalar implicatures, and much of my research on sound focuses on phonological alternation, particularly tone sandhi.

My other interests include language policy, slacktivism, running, nerdy board games, veg thali, and badminton. Things that I am not good at include making a website that looks nice.