Rick Nouwen is associate professor at the department of Languages, Literature and Communication. Rick's research focus concerns the relation between language and meaning, and how that relation facilitates linguistic communication between humans as well as (more recently) between humans and machines. His work falls within the linguistic disciplines of semantics and pragmatics, but overlaps with philosophy of language, cognitive science and artificial intelligence.

Recent topics of interest to Rick include: rhetorical figures (for instance here), processing of anaphoric relations (for instance here), vagueness and intensification (for instance here) and the meaning of numbers in natural language (for instance here). See his personal web page for up to date information: http://ricknouwen.org/

Rick is the coordinator of the research master Linguistics and he lectures in the Bsc and Msc Artificial Intelligence programmes, as well as in the research master Linguistics. 

Together with Jakub Dotlacil, Rick is the PI of an NWO VC project that uses experiments and computational cognitive modelling to further our understanding of pragmatic processes in discourse.

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