What language processing can tell us about perspective taking: A reply to Bezuidenhout (2013)

Sarah Brown-Schmidt, Daphna Heller

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Abstract

In this discussion note, we reply to Bezuidenhout's (2013) claim that the narrow-temporal scale of language processing examined using the Visual World Paradigm makes this methodology unsuitable for studying perspective-taking in conversation. We counter that this paradigm has, and will continue to make, valuable contributions to our understanding of the representation and use of perspective information, as well as to the larger questions about the architecture of the language system. In doing so, we elaborate on the breadth of evidence from the sentence processing literature that supports the claim that perspective information is integrated into the processes of language comprehension and production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pragmatics
Volume60
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Artificial Intelligence

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