Speaker-external versus speaker-internal forces on utterance form: do cognitive demands override threats to referential success?

@article{Lane2008SpeakerexternalVS,
  title={Speaker-external versus speaker-internal forces on utterance form: do cognitive demands override threats to referential success?},
  author={Liane Wardlow Lane and Victor S. Ferreira},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={
          1466-81
        }
}
To what extent do speaker-external communicative pressures versus speaker-internal cognitive pressures affect utterance form? Four experiments measured speakers' references to privately known (i.e., privileged) objects when naming mutually known (i.e., common ground) objects. Although speaker-external communicative pressures demanded that speakers avoid references to privileged objects, 2 experiments showed that speakers often ignored this demand when it coexisted with a speaker-internal… CONTINUE READING
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