TB6 D&L Lecture 4; How do we use language?

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1. Tanenhaus et al (1995) "put the apple on the towel into..." Which condition has the least ambiguity?

  • Two referent condition; abides by quantity maxim
  • Neither condition, they are equally ambiguous
  • One referent condition; abides by quantity maxim
  • Both conditions
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2. In a visual-world eye tracking study by Altmann&Kamide, (1999), when did anticipatory fixations due to verb-selectional restraints occur?

  • Well after the onset of the verb, suggesting that language understanding involves prediction
  • Well after the onset of the noun, suggesting that language understanding involves prediction
  • Well before the onset of the noun, suggesting that language understanding involves prediction
  • Well before the onset of the verb, suggesting that language understanding involves prediction

3. What is extracted first in Searles two stage model of understanding indirect speech?

  • Neither
  • Literal
  • Indirect
  • Both

4. How do one stage models of understanding indirect speech work?

  • Extraction either parallel literal and non-literal, or ONLY non-literal. Depends on context AND type of indirect speech.
  • Extraction either parallel literal and non-literal, or ONLY literal. Depends on context AND type of indirect speech.
  • Extraction either parallel literal and non-literal, or ONLY non-literal. Depends on context but not type of indirect speech.
  • Extraction either parallel literal and non-literal, or ONLY literal. Depends on type of indirect speech but NOT context.

5. What was the main finding of a study by ferreria et al (2005) in avoiding ambiguity?

  • Pps aimed to establish common ground in both conditions, but ESPECIALLY for non-linguistic ambiguity
  • Pps could only reduce linguitic ambiguity and otherwise operated egocentrically
  • Pps aimed to establish common ground in both conditions, but ESPECIALLY for linguistic ambiguity
  • Pps operated egocentrically and did not aim to establish common ground in either condition

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