Contextual inferences over speakers' pragmatic intentions: Preschoolers' comprehension of contrastive prosody

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We investigate pre-schoolers’ ability in drawing pragmatic inferences based on prosodic information. Previous work has found that young children are generally oblivious to intonational meaning of utterances. In particular, the ability to comprehend contrastive prosody develops late during language acquisition (after the age of 6). In three experiments, we… (More)

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