REDUCE: Reduce length of expressions

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/REDUCE.R

Description

Reduces length of frequently or recently used expressions by removing final character.

Usage

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REDUCE(speakerID, proposition)

Arguments

speakerID

Pointer to speaker agent.

proposition

Proposition with words whose forms may be reduced.

Details

Reduction is an online production process only. It does not affect the lexical representation of the speaker (but cf. EROSION)

Value

a proposition, i.e. a list:

external

representation of the external argument, possibly with shortened form

internal

representation of the internal argument, if identified, possibly with shortened form

verb

representation of the action argument, possibly with shortened form

target

target event to be described

Author(s)

Sander Lestrade

References

Nettle, D. (1999). Linguistic diversity. New York: OUP.

Jurafsky, Daniel, Alan Bell, Michelle Gregory & William D. Raymond. 2001. "Probabilistic relations between words: Evidence from reduction in lexical production". In: J. Bybee and P. Hopper (eds), Frequency and the emergence of linguistic structure, 229-255. Amsterdam/Philadelphia. John Benjamins.

See Also

PREPARE

Examples

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FOUND()
situation=SITUATION(1)
proposition=PROPOSITION(1, situation)
REDUCE(1, proposition)	#only effective if proposition includes frequently/recently used words

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