Approaches to Studying World-situated Language Use: Bridging the Language-as-product and Language-as-action Traditions

Front Cover
John C. Trueswell, Michael K. Tanenhaus
MIT Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 379 pages
0 Reviews

Recent approaches to language processing have focused either on individual cognitive processes in producing and understanding language or on social cognitive factors in interactive conversation. Although the cognitive and social approaches to language processing would seem to have little theoretical or methodological common ground, the goal of this book is to encourage the merging of these two traditions. The contributors to this volume hope to demonstrate that attention to both cognitive and social approaches is important for understanding how language is processed in natural settings.The book opens with four review/position papers; these are followed by shorter reports of experimental findings -- "a snapshot of current work that begins to bridge the product and action traditions." These treat linguistic processing issues in conversational settings, the interactions of language and nonlinguistic information from visual scenes, product approaches to issues traditionally discussed in the action tradition, and Gricean phenomena.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Eye Movements as a Tool for Bridging the LanguageasProduct and Languageas
3
Evidence for Cricean
17
Communicative Intentions and Conversational Processes in HumanHuman
39
Coordination of Action and Belief in Communication
71
How Conversation Is Shaped by Visual and Spoken Evidence
95
The Use of Perspective during Referential Interpretation
133
RealTime Reference Resolution by Naive Participants during a TaskBased
153
Referential Form Word Duration and Modeling the Listener in Spoken Dialogue
173
The Time Course of Constraint Application during Sentence Processing in Visual
229
Rapid Relief of Stress in Dealing with Ambiguity
245
Childrens Use of Gender and Order of Mention during Pronoun Comprehension
261
Bridging the Product and Action
285
Can Syntactic Parsing Be Affected by Nonword
303
Karl G D Bailey and Fernanda Ferreira
317
The Emergence of Conventions in Language Communities
331
Mechanisms in Online Language Interpretation
345

173
193
Janet F McLean Martin J Pickering and Holly P Branigan
209
Contributors
365
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2005)

Michael K. Tanenhaus is Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics at the University of Rochester.

Bibliographic information