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Information 2011, 2(2), 302-326; doi:10.3390/info2020302

Experimental Approaches to Referential Domains and the On-Line Processing of Referring Expressions in Unscripted Conversation

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 603 E Daniel St. Champaign, IL 61820, USA
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Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, 6500 AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Received: 8 February 2011 / Revised: 8 March 2011 / Accepted: 28 April 2011 / Published: 6 May 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cognition and Communication)
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This article describes research investigating the on-line processing of language in unscripted conversational settings. In particular, we focus on the process of formulating and interpreting definite referring expressions. Within this domain we present results of two eye-tracking experiments addressing the problem of how speakers interrogate the referential domain in preparation to speak, how they select an appropriate expression for a given referent, and how addressees interpret these expressions. We aim to demonstrate that it is possible, and indeed fruitful, to examine unscripted, conversational language using modified experimental designs and standard hypothesis testing procedures. View Full-Text
Keywords: conversation; modification; scalar; eye-tracking; production; comprehension conversation; modification; scalar; eye-tracking; production; comprehension
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Brown-Schmidt, S.; Konopka, A.E. Experimental Approaches to Referential Domains and the On-Line Processing of Referring Expressions in Unscripted Conversation. Information 2011, 2, 302-326.

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