Presentation 2022-11-26
Interpretations of Sentences without Expression of quantity in Effects of Perceptual Information and Grouping
Tetsuya Yasuda, Harumi Kobayashi,
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Abstract(in English) The sentence "There are rich students in our laboratory" may not specify how many are rich, but can be interpreted either as all (ALL) or only a few (SOME) of the students belonging to the laboratory (i.e., group) are rich. In this study, we manipulated the attributes (color and grouping) of the objects and used the sentence "There are people who have bags" to ask the participants the task of judging quantity. A factor of grouping (groups) was manipulated by types of costumes. The results were that 1) informativeness due to perceptual cues may not contribute much to the interpretation of the implicature. 2) The participants tended to choose the card as some implicature when the card consisted of the groups of same costumes. The study suggested that when each group can be judged to be easily comparable, the interpretations were guided by Grice’s maxims.
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Keyword(in English) Scalar Implicature / Implicit Information / Grouping
Paper # TL2022-19
Date of Issue 2022-11-19 (TL)

Conference Information
Committee TL
Conference Date 2022/11/26(2days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) Yamagata University
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Language Processing and Language Learning
Chair Miwa Morishita(Kobe Gakuin Univ.)
Vice Chair Yasushi Tsubota(Kyoto Inst. of Tech.) / Akinori Takada(Ferris Univ.)
Secretary Yasushi Tsubota(Osaka Electro-Comm. Univ.) / Akinori Takada(Miidas)
Assistant Hiroaki Yamada(Tokyo Inst. of Tech) / Akio Shimogori(Hakodate-ct)

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Registration To Technical Committee on Thought and Language
Language JPN
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Title (in English) Interpretations of Sentences without Expression of quantity in Effects of Perceptual Information and Grouping
Sub Title (in English)
Keyword(1) Scalar Implicature
Keyword(2) Implicit Information
Keyword(3) Grouping
1st Author's Name Tetsuya Yasuda
1st Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo(Univ. of Tokyo)
2nd Author's Name Harumi Kobayashi
2nd Author's Affiliation Tokyo Denki University(Tokyo Denki Univ.)
Date 2022-11-26
Paper # TL2022-19
Volume (vol) vol.122
Number (no) TL-281
Page pp.pp.6-10(TL),
#Pages 5
Date of Issue 2022-11-19 (TL)