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ERIC Number: EJ792421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0169-0965
Reference Production: Production-Internal and Addressee-Oriented Processes
Arnold, Jennifer
Language and Cognitive Processes, v23 n4 p495-527 Jun 2008
This paper reviews research on the production of referential expressions, examining the choice between explicit and attenuated lexical forms (e.g., pronouns vs. names), and between acoustically prominent and attenuated pronunciations. Both choices can be explained in terms of addressee-design, in that explicit expressions tend to be used in situations where the referent is relatively hard for the addressee to identify. At the same time, research on the mechanisms of reference production has identified some limits to the role of addressee design during reference production. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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