Dr Felicity Deamer
BA Linguistics 2007, University College London
MRes Speech, Language and Cognition 2009, University College London
PhD Linguistics 2013, University College London
Teaching fellow in Linguistics 2013/2014, University College London
Felicity is currently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow on 'Hearing the Voice', an interdisciplinary research project on auditory verbal hallucinations (or voice-hearing) funded by the Wellcome Trust. She is based within the philosophy department.
To date, her research has been concerned with the context-dependent aspects of linguistic communication, and is both theoretical and experimental. During her PhD, her interests lay primarily with truth-conditional pragmatics, with a particular focus on figurative language comprehension. More recently, her research has focused on how insights from pragmatics, and linguistics more generally, might shed light on the symptoms associated with psychosis, and is positioned at the intersection between psycholinguistics, pragmatics, and philosophy of psychology and psychiatry.
- Delusions in Psychosis
- Figurative Language
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Psychiatry
- Voice Hearing
- Language and Mind
- (Forthcoming). Figurative Language: Developing a non-literal understanding. Bloomsbury Press.
- Hinzen, W., Zimmerer, V. & Deamer, F. (2015). Language and Thought Across Pathologies. Frontiers in Psychology.
- Deamer, Felicity & Hayward, Mark (2018). Relating to the Speaker behind the Voice: What Is Changing?. Frontiers in Psychology 9: 11.
- Deamer, F. & Wilkinson, S. (2015). The speaker behind the voice: therapeutic practice from the perspective of pragmatic theory. Frontiers in Psychology 6: 817.
- Deamer, F., Pouscoulous, N. & Breheny, R. (2010). A Contrastive Look at the Processing of Metaphor and Hyperbole. UCL WPL
- Wilkinson, S. & Deamer, F. (2014). Talking to the voices in our heads. The Guardian