This paper presents a model of how pitch contours influence the illocutionary and perlocutionary effects of utterances in conversation. Our account is grounded in several insights from the prior literature. Our distinctive contribution is to replace earlier informal claims about the implicatures arising from intonation with logical derivations: we validate inferences in the SDRT framework that resolve the partial meaning we associate with a pitch contour to different specific interpretations in different contexts.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2015|