Rachel Giora

Professor
Department of Linguistics
Tel Aviv University
E-mail: rachel.giora@gmail.com
Page: http://www.tau.ac.il/~giorar/

Fields of interest:

Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of figurative language (irony, jokes, and metaphor, similes), context effects, optimal innovation and aesthetic pleasure, discourse negation, discourse coherence, and the notion of salience in relation to autism, context, literal and metaphoric language, default nonliteral interpretations.

Recent publications:

R. Giora, M. Raphaely, O. Fein, E. Livnat
Resonating with contextually inappropriate interpretations in production: The case of irony.
Cognitive Linguistics. (forthcoming).

R. Giora
Cognitive and Social Aspects of Coherence.
In T. Holtgraves (Ed), Handbook of Language and Social Psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (In press).

R. Giora
Literal vs. nonliteral language – novelty matters.
In T. Holtgraves (Ed), Handbook of Language and Social Psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (In press).

R. Giora, N. Kotler, N. Shuval, O. Fein, O.
Know Hope: Metaphor, coherence, optimal innovation, and pleasure. (accepted)

R. Giora, S. Attardo,
Irony.
In S. Attardo (Ed.) Encyclopedia of humor studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (forthcoming).

R. Giora, E. Livnat, O. Fein, A. Barnea, R. Zeiman, I. Berger,
Negation generates nonliteral interpretations by default.
Metaphor and Symbol, 28, 89–115. (2013).

S. Givoni, R. Giora, D. Bergerbest
How speakers alert addressees to multiple meanings.
Journal of Pragmatics, 48(1), 29-40. (2013).

R. Giora,
Happy New War: The role of salient meanings and salience-based interpretations in processing utterances.
In: Hans-Jörg Schmid (Ed.), Cognitive Pragmatics (Handbook of Pragmatics, Vol. 4), 233-260. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (2012).

R. Giora, O. Gazal, I. Goldstein, O. Fein, K. A. Stringaris
Salience and context: Interpretation of metaphorical and literal language by young adults diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
Metaphor and Symbol, 27, 22-54. (2012)

R. Giora, R.
The psychology of utterance processing: context vs. salience.
In: Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Keith Allan (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics, 151-167. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (2012).

P. Hanks, R. Giora (eds.)
Metaphor and Figurative Language (6 volumes).
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, Critical Concepts series. (2011)

R. Giora,
On our mind: Salience, context, and figurative language.
New York: Oxford University Press 2003.