Gaze Alignment : Accessibility is Alive and Well in Situated Dialogue

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Accessibility theory (Ariel, 1988; Gundel, Hedberg, & Zacharski, 1993) proposes that the grammatical form of a referring expression depends on the accessibility of its referent, with greater accessibility permitting more reduced expressions. From whose perspective is accessibility measured? Recent experiments (Bard, Hill, & Foster, 2008; de Ruiter & Lamers… (More)

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