Designing Speech for a Recipient


This study asks how speakers adjust their speech to their addressees, focusing on the potential roles of cognitive representations such as partner models, automatic processes such as interactive alignment, and social processes such as interactional negotiation. The nature of addressee orientation is investigated on three candidates for so-called 'simplified registers' speech to children (also called motherese or baby talk ), speech to foreigners (also called foreigner talk ) and speech to robots. The volume integrates ...

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