The Best Response Paradigm: A New Approach to Test Implicatures of Complex Sentences

@inproceedings{Gotzner2018TheBR,
  title={The Best Response Paradigm: A New Approach to Test Implicatures of Complex Sentences},
  author={Nicole Gotzner and Anton Benz},
  booktitle={Front. Commun.},
  year={2018}
}
There is a controversial debate about which implicatures are triggered by logically complex sentences. This article introduces a novel experimental paradigm based on a game-theoretic design to test these implicatures. In particular, we investigated two cases adjudicating between different accounts of implicature (“Each girl found some of her marbles” and “Some of the girls found some of their marbles”). The advantage of our paradigm is that we can provide an explicit game-theoretical model of… CONTINUE READING
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