Professor Kasia Jaszczolt

MA, MPhil, DPhil, PhD, MAE

Fellow (C), Director of Studies

College Roles

  • Professorial Fellow (C)
  • Director of Studies in Linguistics
  • Postgraduate Mentor

University Roles

  • Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language

Contact

Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 335744

Email: kmj21@cam.ac.uk

Biography

Prof Kasia Jaszczolt is a linguist and philosopher of language,  interested in meaning in language, in the mind, and in conversation.

Prof Kasia Jaszczolt joined the University of Cambridge in 1995, having completed a D.Phil. in Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. She has remained here ever since, first as Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer, Reader, and since 2010 Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language.

In 2010, she joined Newnham College as a Fellow, and has been Lecturer, Tutor, and Director of Studies. She is currently a Professorial Fellow and Director of Studies in Linguistics.

Research Interests

Prof Kasia Jaszczolt is a linguist and philosopher of language, interested in meaning in language, in the mind, and in conversation – how it is composed and conveyed.

She has written five books (most of them for Oxford University Press) and over 90 articles on these topics. Some of her favourite research topics include time in language and thought and their relation to ‘real’ time, semantic ambiguities, theories of meaning and communication, and representing beliefs. She gives lectures and seminars on these topics and always enjoys talking to students of all levels (undergraduate, MPhil and PhD) who share her enthusiasm for the study of meaning.

Research interests include

  • theories or meaning and communication
  • time in language and thought
  • representation of belief
  • semantic ambiguities