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Pragmatic abilities in bilinguals
Ludivine Dupuy, Penka Stateva, Sara Andreetta, Anne Cheylus, Viviane Déprez, Jean-Baptiste van der Henst, Jacques Jayez, Arthur Stepanov, Anne Colette Reboul, 2018, original scientific article

Abstract: The experimental literature on the pragmatic abilities of bilinguals is rather sparse. The only study investigating adult second language (L2) learners ( Slabakova, 2010 ) found an increase of pragmatic responses in that population relative to monolinguals. The results of studies on early bilingual children are unclear, some finding a significant increase in pragmatic responses in early bilingual children (preschoolers) relative to monolinguals ( Siegal et al., 2007 ), while another ( Antoniou and Katsos, 2017 ), testing school children, does not. We tested adult French L2 learners of English and Spanish (in their two languages) as well as French monolingual controls in Experiment 1 and Italian-Slovenian early bilingual children (in both languages) and Slovenian monolingual controls in Experiment 2. Our results were similar to those of Antoniou and Katsos (2017) in early bilingual children, but different from those of Siegal et al. (2007) . We found no pragmatic bias in adult L2 leaners relative to adult monolinguals.
Found in: osebi
Keywords: quantifier, scalar implicature, L2 learner, bilingualism
Published: 17.01.2018; Views: 2584; Downloads: 0
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Countability and the structure of numeral-based QPs
Penka Stateva, Artur Stepanov, unpublished invited conference lecture

Found in: osebi
Keywords: countability, atomicity, numeral, agreement, dual number, classifier, russian, morphology, syntax, semantics
Published: 07.02.2018; Views: 2810; Downloads: 0
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On the nature of the plurality inference
Penka Stateva, Sara Andreetta, Artur Stepanov, unpublished invited conference lecture

Found in: osebi
Keywords: Plural, implicature, presupposition, sentence-picture verification task, pragmatics
Published: 07.02.2018; Views: 2532; Downloads: 0
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Two (non-)islands in Slovenian
Manca Mušič, Penka Stateva, Arthur Stepanov, 2018, original scientific article

Abstract: There exists a controversy in the literature and among the speakers of Slovenian concerning the grammaticality of wh-island and subject island constructions in this language. We conducted an acceptability rating study of wh-islands and subject islands in Slovenian, using the factorial definition of island. This definition provides for a possibility to isolate a true island effect while controlling for two complexity factors that potentially interfere in speakers’ evaluation of the relevant sentences: the length of the respective movement dependency and the presence of an island structure itself. We found that (i) Slovenian speakers do judge the wh-island sentences worse than the respective controls, but the observed degradation cannot be attributed to a true island effect; (ii) subject extraction out of a wh-island leads to a so called reverse island effect whereby the acceptability is higher than expected even if the above two complexity factors are taken into consideration; and (iii) speakers are sensitive to the subject island effect, as predicted by the mainstream theories of syntactic locality. The results of our study contribute to establishing a solid empirical base for further theoretical investigations of the island effects and raise new questions about the role of processing factors in speakers’ evaluations of island constructions.
Found in: osebi
Keywords: syntactic island, experimental syntax, Subjacency, Empty Category Principle, Slovenian
Published: 11.06.2018; Views: 3006; Downloads: 0
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Imajo večjezični in glasbeniki boljša ušesa?
2018, interview

Found in: osebi
Keywords: večjezičnost, glasbena izobrazba, učenje tujih jezikov
Published: 07.06.2018; Views: 2772; Downloads: 21
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Quantifiers and pragmatic enrichment
Penka Stateva, unpublished invited conference lecture

Abstract: One of the most studied scales in the literature on scalar implicatures is the quantifier scale. While the truth of 'some' is entailed by the truth of 'all', 'some' is felicitous only when 'all' is false. This opens the possibility that 'some' would be felicitous if, e.g., almost all of the objects in the restriction of the quantifier have the property ascribed by the nuclear scope. This prediction from the standard theory of quantifier interpretation clashes with native speakers’ intuitions. In Experiment 1 we report a questionnaire study on the perception of quantifier meanings in English, French, Slovenian and German which points to a cross-linguistic variation with respect to the perception of numerical bounds of the existential quantifier. In Experiment 2, using a picture choice task, we further examine whether the numerical bound differences correlate with differences in pragmatic interpretations of the quantifier 'some' in English and 'quelques' in French and interpret the results as supporting our hypothesis that 'some' and its cross-linguistic counterparts are subjected to different processes of pragmatic enrichment.
Found in: osebi
Keywords: quantifier, cross-linguistic variation, experimental pragmatics, picture choice task
Published: 15.05.2019; Views: 2130; Downloads: 0
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Re-thinking natural language quantifiers : a novel view integrating formal semantics, pragmatics and psychometrics
Penka Stateva, invited lecture at foreign university

Found in: osebi
Keywords: quantifier, semantics-pragmatics interface, psychometrics
Published: 15.05.2019; Views: 2055; Downloads: 0
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Collegium IEA de Lyon 10 ans
Penka Stateva, radio or television event

Found in: osebi
Keywords: 10th anniversary of the Collegium de Lyon, University of Lyon, France
Published: 15.05.2019; Views: 1800; Downloads: 0
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Editorial: Scalar Implicatures
Anne Reboul, Penka Stateva, 2019, short scientific article

Abstract: In 1975, Grice introduced the notion of implicature, arguing that it was more appropriate to account for a class of apparent lexical ambiguities through pragmatic processes than by multiplying lexical meanings (Modified Ockham's razor: Do not multiply meanings beyond necessity; Grice, 1975). For the past 20 years, experimental approaches have superseded purely theoretical ones, with mixed results. Paradigms using verification tasks on infelicitous sentences, with rate of pragmatic answers and reaction time as measures, have generally concluded in favor of the post-Gricean views (Bott and Noveck, 2004; Noveck and Reboul, 2008). However, some recent studies discuss additional factors affecting implicature processing and have introduced new paradigms which suggest a different conclusion (Katsos and Bishop, 2011; Breheny et al., 2013; Degen and Tanenhaus, 2015; Foppolo and Marelli, 2017; Bill et al.; Jasbi et al.; Sikos et al.). In addition, current research has shown that lexical scales may play a role in the process in keeping with neo-Gricean views. This Frontiers topic is a collection of 12 contributions in experimental pragmatics focusing on different aspects of child and adult processing of implicatures, factors affecting their rate, relevance of testing paradigms, scale diversity, cross-linguistic differences, and variation in triggers.
Found in: osebi
Keywords: scalar implicature, experimental pragmatics, neo-Gricean pragmatics, post-Gricean pragmatics, grammatical theory of implicatures
Published: 31.07.2019; Views: 2272; Downloads: 77
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On the Cost of Scalar Implicatures
Greta Mazzaggio, Anne Reboul, Chiara Caretta, Mélody Darblade, Jean-Baptiste van der Henst, Anne Cheylus, Penka Stateva, 2019, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Found in: osebi
Keywords: scalar implicature, reaction time, eye-tracking, sentence evaluation task
Published: 02.09.2019; Views: 2040; Downloads: 0
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