Measuring Scalar Implicature: Developing A Paradigm

Gogel, Hannah B.


  • Scalar implicatures are the inferences made by listeners when a speaker uses the weaker of two terms on a scale. This paper investigates the processing of the word some and under what contexts six to nine year olds interpret the term to be and not be consistent with the term all. Previous online processing tasks and offline judgment task research suggests that listeners start to understand some to ... read more
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