TiCC - Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication

Language, Communication and Cognition

Program leaders

Program description

The Language, Communication and Cognition research (LCC) program explores cognitive, functional and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach for a broad variety of domains. It investigates the process of information exchange between sender and receiver in terms of the content of information, the packaging of information, and the context within which the information exchange takes place. A key notion of the program is that communication, between humans and between humans and machines, is viewed as a highly flexible and adaptive form of social interaction, in which language plays a central role.

The research in this program centers around four subthemes deemed to be central for human communication.

Communication operates through different modes
Communication serves different purposes
Communication is targeted to specific audiences
Communication functions in different settings