- Is there an ironic tone of voice?Gregory A Bryant
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Lang Speech 48:257-77. 2005..We conclude that there is no particular ironic tone of voice and that listeners interpret verbal irony by combining a variety of cues, including information outside of the linguistic context...
- Recognizing intentions in infant-directed speech: evidence for universalsGregory A Bryant
Department of Communication Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
Psychol Sci 18:746-51. 2007..This is the first demonstration that adult listeners in an indigenous, nonindustrialized, and nonliterate culture can accurately infer intentions from both ID speech and AD speech in a language they do not speak...
- Vocal cues of ovulation in human femalesGregory A Bryant
Department of Communication Studies, Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
Biol Lett 5:12-5. 2009..We interpret this finding as evidence of a fertility-related enhancement of femininity consistent with other research documenting attractiveness-related changes associated with ovulation...
- Striving for optimal relevance when answering questionsRaymond W Gibbs
Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Cognition 106:345-69. 2008..g., a rounded answer is adequate) listeners can infer while minimizing the cognitive effort required to infer these effects. This research provides new empirical evidence on how relevance considerations shape collaborative language use...