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Speakers balance their use of cues to grammatical functions in informative discourse contexts
Grammatical encoding has been suggested to be driven by communicative efficiency – a balance between production ease and communicative success. Evidence for this view comes from studies indicating that speakers balance their use of morphosyntactic cues to grammatical functions with respect to animacy. However, these studies have not taken cues in the discourse context into account. In a picture-description task, we investigate the influence of animacy on the morphosyntactic encoding ofdoi:10.6084/m9.figshare.20517961.v1 fatcat:7lwgr7ebrzdpdgkjzfl3uqi37m