Socio-Cultural Knowledge in Conversational Inference

Xiaomei Yang


In addition to words and grammar, socio-cultural knowledge is also of vital importance in the interpretation of conversations. Socio-cultural knowledge helps participants to get contextualization cues and together with other signaling channels, participants will be able to perceive the context-bound information and prepare their appropriate responses. Socio-cultural knowledge is indispensable in our modern society where people have widely varying communicative and cultural backgrounds, which needs to be further studied.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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