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The Logic of Conventional Implicatures$
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Christopher Potts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273829

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273829.001.0001

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A look outside Grice's definition

A look outside Grice's definition

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(p.211) 7 A look outside Grice’s definition
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The Logic of Conventional Implicatures
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Christopher Potts

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273829.003.0007

Grice’s definition of conventional implicatures, employed throughout this book, has four primary components: conventionality, speaker commitment, speaker orientation, and semantic independence. This closing chapter explores the regions around the core cases of conventional implicature by asking, for each of these central properties, what happens if we remove it from the definition. Some of these alterations characterize rich areas of natural language meaning, whereas others seem unattested.

Keywords:   conventionality, speaker commitment, implicatures, speaker orientation, semantic independence

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