Rational speech acts
Lecture recording on CMU box.
Frank, M. C., & Goodman, N. D. (2014). Inferring word meanings by assuming that speakers are informative. Cognitive Psychology, 75, 80—96.
Goodman, N. D., & Frank, M. C. (2016). Pragmatic language interpretation as probabilistic inference. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 818—829.
Kao, J. T., Wu, J. Y., Bergen, L., & Goodman, N. D. (2014). Nonliteral understanding of number words. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 12002—12007.
Yoon, E. J., Tessler, M. H., Goodman, N. D., & Frank, M. C. (in press). Polite speech emerges from competing social goals. Open Mind.
Yurovsky, D., Case, S., & Frank, M. C. (2017). Preschoolers flexibly adapt to linguistic input in a noisy channel. Psychological Science, 28, 132—140.
Clearest and most confusing things
Go to this form and answer these three questions:
- What was the most confusing thing from class today? What are you still wondering about?
- What was the clearest thing from class today?
- What was the most exciting thing you learned?
I’ll compile the questions and send out answers after class.