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Title:Bilinguhildren's use of the Maximiza Presupposition Principle
Authors:Stateva, Penka (Author)
Andreetta, Sara (Author)
Reboul, Anne (Author)
Stepanov, Arthur (Author)
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Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:This article reports the results of an experimental study that examines the influence of bilingualism on the acquisition and use of the Maximize Presupposition principle in the context of speakers’ choices among propositional attitude predicates (equivalent to) know and think. We compared the performance of monolingual Slovenian- and Italian-speaking school children to that of age-matched early bilingual children speaking both languages. Our findings suggest that while all children demonstrate adherence to Maximize Presupposition in an adult-like manner, bilingualism may enhance performance in pragmatic tasks that bear on this principle, and therefore constitutes a potential advantage in the relevant area.
Keywords:Maximize Presupposition, implicature, presupposition, Italian, Slovenian, bilingualism
Year of publishing:2021
Number of pages:27
Numbering:6(1): 44. 1–27., 2021
COBISS_ID:69960707 Link is opened in a new window
DOI: gjgl.1236 Link is opened in a new window
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This work is available under this license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International
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Publisher:Ubiquity Press
Year of publishing:2021