Deparment Colloquium: On the role of experience and evidence: Experimental investigations
Thursday, 20. October 2022
11:45 - 13:15
Deparment of Linguistics
Elsi Kaiser (University of Southern California)
It has been noted that some subjective expressions trigger an Acquaintance Inference, i.e., that the speaker has direct firsthand experience with the object of predication. So, if someone says ‘This cake is delicious,’ we infer that they have tasted the cake. Our work explores three facets of the Acquaintance Inference, with the aim of exploring how it interfaces with other linguistic and cognitive phenomena.