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Research Interests

Processes and memory representations underlying routine language use with the research falling within the domain of pragmatics, the study of the social and contextual factors that affect how people use and understand language and carried out in two parallel domains: one domain concerns the role of common ground and memory processes in language production, while the other relates to the role of extralinguistic information in text processing.

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Psychology, PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 1999

Cognitive Psychology, MA, The University of Chicago

… → 1994

Psychology, BS, Duke University

… → 1991

Research interests

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Discourse processing
  • Innovative and metaphorical language
  • Psycholinguistics

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Grants 2006 2012

Research Output 1996 2020

Structural alignment in dialogue and monologue (and what attention may have to do with it)

Ivanova, I., Horton, W. S., Swets, B., Kleinman, D. & Ferreira, V. S., Feb 1 2020, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 110, 104052.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reaction Time
1 Citation (Scopus)

Conceptual Effects of Audience Design in Human–Computer and Human–Human Dialogue

Schmader, C. & Horton, W. S., Feb 17 2019, In : Discourse Processes. 56, 2, p. 170-190 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computer applications
4 Citations (Scopus)
Psychotic Disorders
Verbal Learning
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
13 Citations (Scopus)

Individual differences in switching and inhibition predict perspective-taking across the lifespan

Long, M. R., Horton, W. S., Rohde, H. & Sorace, A., Jan 2018, In : Cognition. 170, p. 25-30 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Young Adult
young adult

Theories and approaches to the study of conversation and interactive discourse

Horton, W. S., Jan 1 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, p. 22-68 47 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Interpersonal Relations
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