Dialogue processing: Automatic alignment or controlled understanding?

Hadas Shintel, Howard C. Nusbaum

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Pickering & Garrod's (P&G's) mechanistic account of dialogue assumes that linguistic alignment between interlocutors takes place automatically, without using cognitive resources. However, even the most basic processes of speech perception depend on resource use. The lack of invariant mapping between input patterns and interpretations in dialogue, as in speech perception, may require controlled, rather than automatic, processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-211
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


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