In this paper, we propose a set of axioms that can be used to model thechoices made by speakers and hearers when pairing speech signals withmeanings in speech production and understanding. We then prove thatif these axioms are a valid characterization of speakers andhearers,then speaker and hearer preferences can always be encoded bymeansof a measurable utility. Finally, we discuss the potential ramificationsfor linguistic theory.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||FG-2006: The 11th Conference on Formal Grammar - Malaga, Spain|
Duration: 29 Jul 2006 → 30 Jul 2006
Conference number: 11
|Conference||FG-2006: The 11th Conference on Formal Grammar|
|Period||29/07/2006 → 30/07/2006|