Tiana V. Simovic

Hello! I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Psychology department at the University of Toronto. I work with Dr. Craig Chambers in the Perception, Action, and Language Lab.

I'm interested in how pragmatic inference is involved in resolving ambiguous references.

🧐 I'm currently working on two different projects. One is about how we draw on perspective cues in reading to spontaneously reason about ambiguous pronominal references. The other, which I am working on with Dr. Barend Beekhuizen, looks at how (naturalistic) sentential context influences the interpretation of novel noun compounds from both behavioural and computational angles.

Outside the lab, I spend my free time stargazing, planespotting, painting, shooting hoops, gaming, and hanging out with my cat, Porky.

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