When redundancy is useful: A Bayesian approach to "overinformative" referring expressions
Psychological review, 2020.
Referring is one of the most basic and prevalent uses of language. How do speakers choose from the wealth of referring expressions at their disposal? Rational theories of language use have come under attack for decades for not being able to account for the seemingly irrational overinformativeness ubiquitous in referring expressions. Here ...More
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