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Title:How extra-linguistic goals affect common ground formation
Author(s):Sanders, Kate
Advisor(s):Brown-Schmidt, Sarah
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):common ground
reference production
goal habituation
Abstract:The formation of common ground between interlocutors relies on their linguistic cooperation, manifesting as shortened references produced during a given conversation. However, people have goals for their conversations, and these extra-linguistic goals can influence a variety of linguistic choices. If extra-linguistic goals do affect the formation of common ground, then reference production length may vary with speaker cooperativeness. The present research addresses in three experiments: 1) the effect of extra-linguistic goals on reference productions, 2) the relationship between informativity of the reference productions and their length, and 3) how goal habituation affects references produced under different goal states. Consistent effects of condition on the reference production lengths are not observed, however, across Experiments 1a and 2, and the effects of goal habituation are inconsistent. Experiment1b demonstrates that the length of reference productions is not related to informativity within the dialogue. However, consistent effects of round and instance are observed, as would be expected if the interlocutors were sharing conceptual pacts.
Issue Date:2015-01-21
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Kate Sanders
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-01-21
Date Deposited:2014-12

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