Using prosody to avoid ambiguity : Effects of speaker awareness and referential context

  title={Using prosody to avoid ambiguity : Effects of speaker awareness and referential context},
  author={Jesse Snedekera and John Trueswellb},
  • Jesse Snedekera, John Trueswellb
  • Published 2001
In three experiments, a referential communication task was used to determine the conditions under which speakers produce and listeners use prosodic cues to distinguish alternative meanings of a syntactically ambiguous phrase. Analyses of the actions and utterances from Experiments 1 and 2 indicated that Speakers chose to produce effective prosodic cues to disambiguation only when the referential scene provided support for both interpretations of the phrase. In Experiment 3, on-line measures of… CONTINUE READING
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