Informativity, topicality, and speech cost: comparing models of speakers’ choices of referring expressions

Naho Orita*, Eliana Vornov, Naomi H. Feldman

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研究成果: Article査読

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This study formalizes and compares two major hypotheses in speakers’ choices of referring expressions: the topicality model that chooses a form based on the topicality of the referent, and the rational model that chooses a form based on the informativity of the form and its speech cost. Simulations suggest that both the topicality of the referent and the informativity of the word are important to consider in speakers’ choices of reference forms, while a speech cost metric that prefers shorter forms may not be.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)743-765
ページ数23
ジャーナルDiscourse Processes
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 通信
  • 言語および言語学
  • 言語学および言語

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