Pending

To Appear

Is the asymmetry in negative strengthening the result of adjectival polarity or face considerations?. Jeong, S., Potts, C., and Degen, J. (to appear). In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Production of syntactic alternations displays accessibility but not informativity effects. Goodwin, E. and Degen, J. (to appear). In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Informativity and accessibility in incremental production of the dative alternation. Rathi, N., Waldon, B., and Degen, J. (to appear). In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

‘Biological males’ and ‘trans(gender) women’: social considerations in the production of referring expressions. Papineau, B. and Degen, J. (to appear). In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Submitted

I don’t know if projection is categorical. Did Mandelkern et al. 2020 discover that it is?. Tonhauser, J. and Degen, J.. (submitted).   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Evidence for a discourse account of manner-of-speaking islands. Lu, J., Pan, D., and Degen, J.. (submitted).   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

The softmax function: Properties, motivation, and interpretation. Franke, M and Degen, J.. (submitted).   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Publications

2024

Syntactic adaptation and word learning in children and adults. Swanson, E., Frank, M.C., and Degen, J. (2024). Language Development Research.  doi:https://doi.org/10.34842/0ef7-5497   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

A meta-analysis of syntactic satiation in extraction from islands. Lu, J., Frank, M.C., and Degen, J.. (2024). Glossa: Psycholinguistics.  doi:https://doi.org/10.5070/G60111425   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2023

The Rational Speech Act Framework. Degen, J. (2023). Annual Review of Linguistics.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Expectations over unspoken alternatives predict pragmatic inferences. Hu, J. and Levy, R. and Degen, J. and Schuster, S.. (2023). In Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics.  doi:https://doi.org/10.1162/tacl_a_00579   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

The cross-linguistic order of adjectives and nouns may be the result of iterated pragmatic pressures on referential communication. Yu, D., Waldon, B., and Degen, J. (2023). In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Predicting consensus in legal document interpretation. Waldon, B., Brodsky, M., Ma, M., and Degen, J. (2023). In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Towards a computational account of projection inferences in polar interrogatives with clause-embedding predicates. Pan, D., and Degen, J. (2023). In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Evidential uncertainty involves both pragmatic and extralinguistic reasoning: a computational account. Fishman, F., and Degen, J. (2023). In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

On the context dependence of artifact noun interpretation. Waldon, B., Condoravdi, C., Levin, B., and Degen, J.. (2023). In Proceedings of Sinn and Bedeutung.  doi:https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2023.v27.1093   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2022

Epistemic must and might: evidence that argumentation is semantically encoded. Waldon, B. (2022). In Proceedings of the 56th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 56).   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

The role of production expectations in visual world paradigm linking hypotheses. Degen, J., and Pophristic, S. (2022). In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Managing Web Experiments for Psycholinguistics: An Example from Experimental Semantics/Pragmatics. Degen, J., and Tonhauser, J. (2022). The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management.  doi:10.7551/mitpress/12200.003.0052   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Morpheme Ordering Across Languages Reflects Optimization for Processing Efficiency. Hahn, M., Mathew, R., and Degen, J. (2022). Open Mind.  doi:10.1162/opmi_a_00051   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Evaluating models of referring expression production on an emerging sign language. Kursat, L., Waldon, B., Ergin, R., and Degen, J. (2022). In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Satiation effects generalize across island types. Lu, J., Wright, N., and Degen, J. (2022). In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

‘Sally the Congressperson’: The Role of Individual Ideology on the Processing and Production of English Gender-Neutral Role Nouns. Papineau, B., Podesva, R.J., and Degen, J. (2022). In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Are there factive predicates? An empirical investigation. Degen, J., and Tonhauser, J. (2022). Language.  doi:doi:10.1353/lan.2022.0015   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2021

Seeing is believing: testing an explicit linking assumption for visual world eye-tracking in psycholinguistics. Degen, J., Kursat, L.,and Leigh, D. (2021). In Proceedings of the 43nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Prior beliefs modulate projection. Degen, J., and Tonhauser, J. (2021). Open Mind.  doi:https://doi.org/10.1162/opmi_a_00042   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Modeling word and morpheme order in natural language as an efficient tradeoff of memory and surprisal. Hahn, M., Degen, J., and Futrell, R. (2021). Psychological Review.  doi:10.31234/osf.io/nu4qz   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Perceptual difficulty differences predict asymmetry in redundant modification with color and material adjectives. Kursat, L., and Degen, J. (2021). In Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America.  doi:https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v6i1.5003   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Predicting scalar inferences from ``or'' to ``not both'' using neural sentence encoders. Li, E., Schuster, S., and Degen, J. (2021). In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics.  doi:https://doi.org/10.7275/xr01-a852   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Syntactic satiation is driven by speaker-specific adaptation. Lu, J., Lassiter, D., and Degen, J. (2021). In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Modeling cross-linguistic production of referring expressions. Waldon, B., and Degen, J. (2021). In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics.  doi:https://doi.org/10.7275/vsfn-t057   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Who thinks wh-questions are exhaustive?. Moyer, M., and Degen, J. (2021). In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2020

When redundancy is useful: A Bayesian approach to `overinformative' referring expressions. Degen, J., Hawkins, R., Graf, C., Kreiss, E., and Goodman, N. (2020). Psychological Review.  doi:10.1037/rev0000186   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Production Expectations Modulate Contrastive Inference. Kreiss, E., and Degen, J. (2020). In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Probability and processing speed of scalar inferences is context-dependent. Kursat, L., and Degen, J. (2020). In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Predicting Age of Acquisition in Early Word Learning Using Recurrent Neural Networks. Portelance, E., Degen, J., and Frank, M. C. (2020). In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Harnessing the linguistic signal to predict scalar inferences. Schuster, S., Chen, Y., and Degen, J. (2020). In Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics.  doi:1910.14254   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

I know what you’re probably going to say: Listener adaptation to variable use of uncertainty expressions. Schuster, S,. and Degen, J. (2020). Cognition.  doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104285   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Evaluative adjective sentences: A question-based analysis of projection. Tonhauser, J., de Marneffe, M., and Degen, J. (2020). Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.  doi:10.5334/gjgl.701   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Linguistic interpretation as inference under argument system uncertainty: the case of epistemic must. Waldon, B. (2020). In Proceedings of Probability and Meaning (PaM2020).   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Symmetric alternatives and semantic uncertainty modulate scalar inference. Waldon, B., and Degen, J. (2020). In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Modeling Behavior in Truth Value Judgment Task Experiments. Waldon, B., and Degen, J. (2020). In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics.  doi:10.7275/sg32-aq30   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2019

Constraint-based pragmatic processing. Degen, J., and Tanenhaus, M. K. (2019). Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Definitely, maybe: A new experimental paradigm for investigating the pragmatics of evidential devices across languages. Degen, J., Trotzke, A., Scontras, G., Wittenberg, E., and Goodman, N. (2019). Journal of Pragmatics.  doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2018.11.015   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Linking hypothesis and number of response options modulate inferred scalar implicature rate. Jasbi, M., Waldon, B., and Degen, J. (2019). Frontiers in Psychology.  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00189   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Uncertain evidence statements and guilt perception in iterative reproductions of crime stories. Kreiss, E., Franke, M., and Degen, J. (2019). In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Speaker-specific adaptation to variable use of uncertainty expressions. Schuster, S., and Degen, J. (2019). In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

On the grammatical source of adjective ordering preferences. Scontras, G., and Degen, J., and Goodman, N. (2019). Semantics and Pragmatics.  doi:10.3765/sp.12.7   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2018

An Information-Theoretic Explanation of Adjective Ordering Preferences. Hahn, M., Degen, J., Goodman, N., Jurafsky, D., and Futrell, R. (2018). In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

What do eye movements in the visual world reflect? A case study from adjectives. . (2018). In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

How projective is projective content? Gradience in projectivity and at-issueness. Tonhauser, J., Beaver, D.I., and Degen, J. (2018). Journal of Semantics.  doi:10.1093/jos/ffy007   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2017

Subjectivity Predicts Adjective Ordering Preferences. Scontras, G., Degen, J., and Goodman, N. (2017). Open Mind.  doi:10.1162/OPMI_a_00005   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2016

Availability of Alternatives and the Processing of Scalar Implicatures: A Visual World Eye-Tracking Study. Degen, J. and Tanenhaus, M.K. (2016). Cognitive Science.  doi:10.1111/cogs.12227   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Animal, dog, or dalmatian? Level of abstraction in nominal referring expressions. Graf, C., Degen, J., Hawkins, R., and Goodman, N. (2016). In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Talker-specificity and adaptation in quantifier interpretation. Yildirim, I., Degen, J.,Tanenhaus, M.K., and Jaeger, T.F. (2016). Journal of Memory and Language.  doi:10.1016/j.jml.2015.08.003   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2015

Why do you ask? Good questions provoke informative answers. Hawkins, R., Stuhlmuller, A., Degen, J., and Goodman, N. (2015). In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Investigating the distribution of 'some' (but not 'all') implicatures using corpora and web-based methods. Degen, J.. (2015). Semantics and Pragmatics.  doi:10.3765/sp.8.11   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Processing scalar implicature A constraint-based approach. Degen, J. and Tanenhaus, M. K. (2015). Cognitive Science.  doi:10.1111/cogs.12171   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Wonky worlds: Listeners revise world knowledge when utterances are odd. Degen, J.,Tessler, M.H., and Goodman, N. (2015). In .   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2014

Lost your marbles? The puzzle of dependent measures in experimental pragmatics. Degen, J. and Goodman, N.. (2014). Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2013

Alternatives in Pragmatic Reasoning. Degen, J. (2013). University of Rochester.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Cost-Based Pragmatic Inference about Referential Expressions. Degen, J., Franke, M., and Jäger, G. (2013). In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

Linguistic Variability and Adaptation in Quantifier Meanings. Yildrim, I., Degen, J., Tanenhaus, M. J., and Jaeger, T. F. (2013). In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2012

Optimal Reasoning About Referential Expressions. Degen, J. and Franke, M. (2012). In Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]

2011

Making inferences: the case of scalar implicature processing. Degen, J. and Tanenhaus, M. K. (2011). In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.   [abstract] [preprint] [bibtex]