Coordinating Beliefs in Conversation

  title={Coordinating Beliefs in Conversation},
  author={H. Herbert},
We show that participants in conversation develop beliefs about shared information that others do not. So-called directors talked with two partners in succession (A and B) to arrange unusual figures. Directors went from long, indefinite descriptions of the figures to short, definite references as common ground was built up with A. When B had been a silent side participant in the fast conversation, directors continued to use short references when they changed partners. References became less… CONTINUE READING
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