Speech Prosody 2002
Starting from Carlos Gussenhovens proposal that intonational meaning be understood in terms of three biological codes, this paper suggests an augmentation of that proposal to connect human experience of these biological phenomena to the process of spoken communication. Under this scenario, the codes give rise to a set of Conversational Implicatures, similar to those defined by H. Paul Grice Grice75 in his description of Cooperative Conversation. Certain additions to Grices Maxims of Cooperative Conversation are suggested, to capture the communicative effect of features of Gussenhovens Frequency, Effort, and Production Codes.
Bibliographic reference. Hirschberg, Julia (2002): "The pragmatics of intonational meaning", In SP-2002, 65-68.