Amanda Pogue

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According to Grice's (1975) Maxim of Quantity, rational talkers formulate their utterances to be as economical as possible while conveying all necessary information. Naturally produced referential expressions, however, often contain more or less information than what is predicted to be optimal given a rational speaker model. How do listeners cope with these(More)
To navigate many-to-many mappings between referents and linguistic expressions, listeners need to calibrate likelihood estimates for different referential expressions taking into account both the context and speaker-specific variation. Focusing on speaker variation, we present three experiments. Experiment 1 establishes that listeners generalize(More)
  • Vicente Melgoza, Vicente Melgoza@utoronto Ca, Amanda Pogue, Pogue@utoronto Ca, David Barner, David Barner@utoronto Ca
  • 2008
We investigated the role of spatio-temporal and kind information in children's early counting and quantification of sets. Previous studies report that children exhibit a spatio-temporal bias when counting, and count parts of broken objects as distinct individuals (Shipley & Shepperson, 1990). We explored whether this bias is restricted to counting, or(More)
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