Speaker epistemic state and ad hoc quantity implicatures in children
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Description: Children aged 5-6 were tested on their ability to take into account the speaker's epistemic state, or perspective, in pragmatic inferencing, in a picture-matching director-task. While they excelled at ad hoc quantity implicatures when the speaker's perspective did not differ from theirs (common ground), they performed poorly when the speaker did not share all information and they had to not derive an implicature.
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