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On the cost of scalar implicaures.
Greta Mazzaggio, invited lecture at foreign university

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...scalar implicatures, cognitive cost, pragmatics, experimental pragmatics...
Keywords: scalar implicatures, cognitive cost, pragmatics, experimental pragmatics
Published: 22.09.2021; Views: 529; Downloads: 0
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Does irony understanding decline with age?
Diana Mazzarella, Hortense De Bettignies, Greta Mazzaggio, 2021, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Abstract: The use of non-literal language is deeply embedded in everyday communication and the ability to comprehend it changes across life. Research indicates that older adults sometimes struggle in understanding pragmatic aspects of language, such as presupposition (Domaneschi & Di Paola 2019), humor (Bischetti et al. 2019) or sarcasm (Phillips et al. 2015). The present study aims at broadening our understanding of these age-related changes by focusing on irony understanding. To understand irony (e.g., ‘The weather is great!’ uttered under a pouring rain), one needs to recognize that the speaker is expressing a dissociative attitude towards a proposition that is blatantly irrelevant or false, which echoes an attributed thought or statement (e.g., the proposition ‘The weather is great’ attributed to the mistaken weather forecaster). Previous research shows that the ability to process irony is closely related to Theory-of-Mind (ToM) and working memory (WM). As there is evidence of an age-related decline in both cognitive abilities, this decline may impact irony understanding in late adulthood. In our ongoing study, we test the effect of age on irony-processing by comparing self-paced reading times of ironic and literal statements across two age groups (young adults: 19-25 yo and older adults: 65-74 yo). Crucially, we manipulate the degree of explicitness of the statement echoed by the ironic speaker. We predict that the difference between the reading times for ironic and literal statements will be modulated by age. Moreover, we predict that reading times will be faster when the echo is explicit compared to when the echo is implicated and that this effect will be stronger for older adults. Finally, we expect that ToM and WM will both be significant predictors and that WM will play a crucial role when the implicitness of the echo poses higher cognitive demands
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...irony, aging, cognitive decline, experimental pragmatics, processing...
Keywords: irony, aging, cognitive decline, experimental pragmatics, processing
Published: 22.09.2021; Views: 495; Downloads: 18
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When a second language makes you more logical
Greta Mazzaggio, 2017, unpublished conference contribution

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...L2, implicatures, experimental pragmatics...
Keywords: L2, implicatures, experimental pragmatics
Published: 23.09.2021; Views: 492; Downloads: 0
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Understanding the processing of irony in high-functioning autistic children
Greta Mazzaggio, 2018, unpublished conference contribution

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...autism, irony, experimental pragmatics...
Keywords: autism, irony, experimental pragmatics
Published: 23.09.2021; Views: 505; Downloads: 0
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Tanto per intenderci. Breve introduzione alla pragmatica sperimentale.
Greta Mazzaggio, invited lecture at foreign university

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ... experimental pragmatics, pragmatics, commuication...
Keywords: experimental pragmatics, pragmatics, commuication
Published: 06.12.2021; Views: 419; Downloads: 0
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The atypical pattern of irony comprehension in autistic children
Francesca Panzeri, Greta Mazzaggio, Beatrice Giustolisi, Silvia Silleresi, Luca Surian, 2022, original scientific article

Abstract: Nonliteral language understanding has always been recognized as problematic in autistic individuals. We ran a study on 26 autistic children (mean age = 7.3 years) and 2 comparison groups of typically developing children, 1 matched for chronological age, and 1 of younger peers (mean age = 6.11 years) matched for linguistic abilities, aiming at assessing their understanding of ironic criticisms and compliments, and identifying the cognitive and linguistic factors that may underpin this ability. Autistic participants lagged behind the comparison groups in the comprehension of both types of irony, and their performance was related to mindreading and linguistic abilities. Significant correlations were found between first-order Theory of Mind (ToM) and both types of irony, between second-order ToM and ironic compliments, and between linguistic abilities and ironic criticisms. The autistic group displayed an interesting, and previously unattested in the literature, bimodal distribution: the great majority of them (n = 18) displayed a very poor performance in irony understanding, whereas some (n = 6) were at ceiling. We discuss these results in terms of two different profiles of autistic children.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...irony, autism spectrum disorder, experimental pragmatics, theory of mind, irony comprehension...
Keywords: irony, autism spectrum disorder, experimental pragmatics, theory of mind, irony comprehension
Published: 05.05.2022; Views: 128; Downloads: 0
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