Cooperation with police as non-cooperative pragmatics

When police officers ask drivers to open the trunk, is a “yes” answer a signal of voluntary consent? Our experiment suggests that it’s not.

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This is for poster presented by Marina Weinstein, Danielle Dionne, Nathaniel Graham, Dylan Pato, and Elizabeth Coppock on June 26th at LMC Workshop ‘MK40: Common Knowledge, Common Ground, and Context in Communication’