Amanda Pogue’s new paper got accepted for publication in Frontiers in Psychology. This is a paper on how listeners extract information about the speaker based on limited instances of over- and under-informative utterances. Amanda showed that listeners are adept at generalizing speaker-specific uses of pre-nominal adjectives across items. The results also suggest that listeners are modulating the rate of generalization according to their beliefs about how reliably they represent the underlying pragmatic abilities of the speaker.
Pogue, A., Kurumada, C., & Tanenhaus, M.K. (in press). Talker-specific generalization of pragmatic inferences based on under- or over-informative prenominal adjective use. Frontiers in Psychology.