Nicole Gotzner

Nicole Gotzner
picture: Kerstin Vihman

I am the director of SPA Lab at the University of Potsdam. My research areas are Semantics, Pragmatics and Psycholinguistics, focusing on alternative-based phenomena. Our lab is funded by the DFG as part of the Emmy Noether project "Scales in language processing and acquisition: Semantic and pragmatic contributions to implicature computation".

Please visit for further information on the project.

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Before coming to Potsdam, I held a a replacement professorship at Humboldt University (Berlin) and a postdoc position at ZAS (Berlin), funded by the SPP I was a visiting researcher at Macquarie University (Sydney) and Stanford (Palo Alto). Currently, I am an honorary fellow at UCL (London) and Ulster University (Belfast).

I am the co-editor in chief of Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition and a member of the Editorial Board of Glossa: Psycholinguistics.


SPA Lab is hosting a workshop on 'Scales, degrees and implicature'

I am joining the Editorial Board of Glossa: Psycholinguistics

I am giving an invited talk at the Bochum Language Colloquium:

SPA Lab is proud to host the XPRAG Wine Gatherings together with Ira Noveck (CNRS):