Experimental Study on the Cognitive Processing of Utterance Meaning
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- utterance meaning, what is said, cognitive processing, pragmatic cognition
The recent controversial issue in pragmatics is concerned with the cognitive processing of “what is said” which is an important part of utterance meaning. There exist different assumptions and proposing patterns on utterance cognition. Experiments 1 and 2 show that Chinese participants intuitively take enriched meaning as “what is said” even after a short tutorial on the distinction of minimal meaning and enriched meaning. Experiment 3 support the RP pattern that minimal and enriched meanings occur at the same time and compete in the sense that the enriched meaning will reach the threshold level for activation before the minimal one. It is of great theoretical significance to test which of the existing assumptions and patterns the Chinese cognitive processing fits. This would help lay a sound theoretical foundation of cognitive pragmatics.
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TY - CONF AU - Ran Li PY - 2019/06 DA - 2019/06 TI - Experimental Study on the Cognitive Processing of Utterance Meaning BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 602 EP - 605 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.43 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.43 ID - Li2019/06 ER -