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Generating References in Naturalistic Face-to-Face and Phone-Mediated Dialog Settings

Knutsen, D and Ros, C and Le Bigot, L (2016) 'Generating References in Naturalistic Face-to-Face and Phone-Mediated Dialog Settings.' Topics in Cognitive Science, 8 (4). 796 - 818. ISSN 1756-8757

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Abstract

Copyright © 2016 Cognitive Science Society, Inc. During dialog, references are presented, accepted, and potentially reused (depending on their accessibility in memory). Two experiments were conducted to examine reuse in a naturalistic setting (a walk in a familiar environment). In Experiment 1, where the participants interacted face to face, self-presented references and references accepted through verbatim repetition were reused more. Such biases persisted after the end of the interaction. In Experiment 2, where the participants interacted over the phone, reference reuse mainly depended on whether the participant could see the landmarks being referred to, although this bias seemed to be only transient. Consistent with the memory-based approach to dialog, these results shed light on how differences in accessibility in memory (due to how these references were initially added to the common ground or the media used) affect the unfolding of the interaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Dominique Knutsen
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 16:19
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16998

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