We investigate the influence of two processes on noun phrase production during a referential communication task: priming (co-ordination) and audience design (co-operation). Participants played a collaborative game that involved describing picture cards (Experiment 1) or wooden blocks (Experiment 2). They interacted with a confederate who was scripted to produce particular kinds of noun phrases. As in previous studies, participants tended to be primed by the structure of the confederate's preceding description. However, they also showed evidence of tailoring their descriptions to make it easier for their addressee to carry out the task at hand.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pts 1 and 2|
|Editors||R Alterman, D Kirsh|
|Place of Publication||MAHWAH|
|Publisher||LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|