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The case of scalar implicature processing
Penka Stateva, Anne Cheylus, Jean-Baptiste van der Henst, Mélody Darblade, Chiara Caretta, Anne Colette Reboul, Greta Mazzaggio, 2019, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Abstract: Implicatures like ‘Some politicians are smart’ (interpreted as ‘Some but not all politicians are smart’) are defined scalar implicatures. A heated linguistic debate has focused on how we derive those implicatures: some authors consider the computational process as linguistic in nature (Levinson, 2000), others as pragmatic in nature (Sperber & Wilson, 1995). A growing body of research, prompted by pioneering work by Bott and Noveck (2004), focused on the computational cost related with the computation of scalar implicatures. The present study addresses such topic through the use of different experimental techniques. With Experiment 1 (N = 57) we replicated the third experiment of Bott and Noveck (2004), the first study that identified a cost related to a pragmatic response. With Experiment 2 (N = 58), using a pseudo-word paradigm, we excluded the possibility that the computational cost is due to an experimental artifact, such as an increased difficulty in moving up in the conceptual hierarchy (e.g., ‘Some elephants are mammals’) than in moving down (e.g. ‘Some mammals are elephants’). In Experiment 3 (N = 54), with a Sentence Evaluation Task, we collected reading times, reaction times and eye gaze data. Results showed that the cost of the computation disappears when there is contextual support. Overall, our results seem to support the idea that scalar implicatures are not automatically computed with context playing an important role.
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Summary of found: ... Implicatures like ‘Some politicians are smart’ (interpreted as...
Keywords: scalar implicatures, eye-tracking, experimental pragmatics, reaction times
Published: 22.09.2021; Views: 554; Downloads: 1
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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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The computation of some (but not all) implicatures.
Greta Mazzaggio, invited lecture at foreign university

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ... scalar implicatures...
Keywords: scalar implicatures
Published: 22.09.2021; Views: 540; Downloads: 0
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Find a friend or a scale mate
Francesca Panzeri, Luca Surian, Greta Mazzaggio, Francesca Foppolo, 2017, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...implicatures, scalar implicatures, quantifiers...
Keywords: implicatures, scalar implicatures, quantifiers
Published: 23.09.2021; Views: 503; Downloads: 25
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Scalar vs Ad-Hoc implicatures
Greta Mazzaggio, 2018, unpublished conference contribution

Found in: ključnih besedah
Keywords: scalar implicatures, ad-hoc implicatures, pragmatics
Published: 23.09.2021; Views: 489; Downloads: 0
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Scalar and ad-hoc implicatures in children with autism spectrum disorder
Greta Mazzaggio, 2018, unpublished conference contribution

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Keywords: scalar implicatures, autism, ad-hoc implicatures
Published: 23.09.2021; Views: 485; Downloads: 0
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