This chapter examines the formulation of spatial descriptions that include a target, a reference object, and a spatial term indicating their relation. Across various dialogue contexts, it examines how speakers select these components. In the experiments speakers consistently selected reference objects in a preferred spatial relation, with a weak influence due to its features.
Keywords: spatial terms; target; reference object; where is task; speaker preferences; listener preferences
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