ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)
This paper discusses the effect of overspecified reference as a communicative strategy in action-oriented discourse. In a perception and a production experiment, based on identical instructive environments, participants were asked to identify an object after reading a minimally specified or overspecified expression, or to produce a referential expression in a low-importance or a high-importance context. Overspecification shows to be a pervasive instructive production strategy, which mostly affects the addressees identification task in a positive way.
Bibliographic reference. Arts, Anja / Maes, Alfons / Noordman, Leo / Jansen, Carel (2008): "Overspecification in action-oriented discourse: task importance affects the production of overspecifications and overspecifications increase identification efficiency in perception", In ExLing-2008, 29-32.