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Name: Louise  Cummings
Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/Profiles/58116-3-2/Dr_Louise_Cummings.aspx
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Pragmatics and Clinical Linguistics
Selected Publications: 1. Books

Cummings, L. (2014) Pragmatic Disorders, Dordrecht: Springer.

Cummings, L. (2014) Communication Disorders Workbook, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cummings, L. (ed.) (2014) The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cummings, L. (2014) Communication Disorders, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cummings, L. (ed.)(2010). The Pragmatics Encyclopedia. London: Routledge.

Cummings, L. (2010). Rethinking the BSE Crisis: A Study of Scientific Reasoning under Uncertainty. Dordrecht: Springer.

Cummings, L. (2009). Clinical Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cummings, L. (2008). Clinical Linguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Cummings, L. (2005). Pragmatics: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

2. Journal Articles

Cummings, L. (2013) ‘Clinical linguistics: A primer’, International Journal of Language Studies, 7 (2): 1-30.

Cummings, L. (2013) ‘Clinical linguistics: State of the art’, International Journal of Language Studies, 7 (3): 1-32.

Cummings, L. (2012) ‘Theorising in pragmatics: Commentary on Bara’s Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication (MIT Press, 2010)’, Intercultural Pragmatics, 9 (1): 113-120.

Cummings, L. (2012) ‘The contribution of informal logic to public health’, Perspectives in Public Health, 132 (2): 66-67.

Cummings, L. (2012) ‘Scaring the public: Fear appeal arguments in public health reasoning’, Informal Logic, 32 (1): 25-50.

Cummings, L. (2012) ‘The public health scientist as informal logician’, International Journal of Public Health, 57 (3): 649-650.

Cummings, L. (2012) ‘Establishing diagnostic criteria: The role of clinical pragmatics’, Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, 8 (1): 61-84.

Cummings, L. (2011) ‘Pragmatic disorders and their social impact’, Pragmatics and Society, 2 (1): 17-36.

Cummings, L. (2007). Introduction: Pragmatics and Adult Language Disorders. Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 95-97.

Cummings, L. (2007). Pragmatics and Adult Language Disorders: Past Achievements and Future Directions. Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 98-112.

3. Book Chapters

Cummings, L. (2014) ‘Pragmatic disorders and theory of mind’, in L. Cummings (ed) Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 559-577.

Cummings, L. (2013) ‘Clinical pragmatics and theory of mind’, in A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo & M. Carapezza (eds), Perspectives on Linguistic Pragmatics, Series: Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology, Vol. 2, Dordrecht: Springer, 23-56.

Cummings, L. (2012) ‘Pragmatic disorders’, in H.-J. Schmid (ed.) Cognitive Pragmatics [Handbook of Pragmatics, Vol. 4], Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 291-315.

Cummings, L. (2012) ‘Theorising context: The case of clinical pragmatics’, in R. Finkbeiner, J. Meibauer & P. Schumacher (eds), What is Context? Theoretical and Experimental Evidence, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 55-80.

4. Online Publications

Cummings, L. (2013) ‘Pragmatic disorders’, in J.H. Stone & M. Blouin (eds), International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation. Available online: http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/encyclopedia/en/article/363/
Announced on LINGUIST :  Pragmatics
 Clinical Linguistics
 Clinical Pragmatics
 The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia
 Communication Disorders
 Pragmatic Disorders
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Clinical Linguistics
Courses Taught: Semantics
Clinical Linguistics
Clinical Pragmatics
Communication Disorders

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