Spatial Language and the Embedded Listener Model in Parents' Input to Children

@article{Ferrara2016SpatialLA,
  title={Spatial Language and the Embedded Listener Model in Parents' Input to Children},
  author={Katrina Ferrara and Malena Silva and Colin Wilson and Barbara Landau},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2016},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={1877-1910}
}
Language is a collaborative act: To communicate successfully, speakers must generate utterances that are not only semantically valid but also sensitive to the knowledge state of the listener. Such sensitivity could reflect the use of an "embedded listener model," where speakers choose utterances on the basis of an internal model of the listener's conceptual… CONTINUE READING