On Three Theories of Implicature: Default Theory, Relevance Theory and Minimalism

On Three Theories of Implicature: Default Theory, Relevance Theory and Minimalism International Review of Pragmatics 1 (2009) 63–83 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187731009X455848 brill.nl/irp 1 Versions of this paper were presented at a workshop on minimal semantics at the University of Valladolid, Spain, the 9 th International Pragmatics Association conference in Italy, the Centre for Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics in Oxford, Glasgow University, and Trinity College Dublin. I’m grateful to the audiences on those occasions, particularly Robyn Carston and Jim Levine, for comments. Th anks also to Kent Bach, Larry Horn and an anonymous reader for very useful comments on draft versions of the paper. Th is paper was completed during an AHRC research leave award. A version of this paper is to appear in a Palgrave Macmillan collection, Meaning and Analysis: Th emes from H. Paul Grice , edited by Klaus Petrus. On Th ree Th eories of Implicature: Default Th eory, Relevance Th eory and Minimalism 1 Emma Borg University of Reading, United Kingdom e.g.n.borg@reading.ac.uk Abstract Grice’s distinction between what is said by a sentence and what is implicated by an utterance of it is both extremely familiar and almost universally accepted. However, in recent literature, the precise account he off ered of implicature http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Review of Pragmatics Brill

On Three Theories of Implicature: Default Theory, Relevance Theory and Minimalism

International Review of Pragmatics, Volume 1 (1): 63 – Jan 1, 2009

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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International Review of Pragmatics 1 (2009) 63–83 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187731009X455848 brill.nl/irp 1 Versions of this paper were presented at a workshop on minimal semantics at the University of Valladolid, Spain, the 9 th International Pragmatics Association conference in Italy, the Centre for Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics in Oxford, Glasgow University, and Trinity College Dublin. I’m grateful to the audiences on those occasions, particularly Robyn Carston and Jim Levine, for comments. Th anks also to Kent Bach, Larry Horn and an anonymous reader for very useful comments on draft versions of the paper. Th is paper was completed during an AHRC research leave award. A version of this paper is to appear in a Palgrave Macmillan collection, Meaning and Analysis: Th emes from H. Paul Grice , edited by Klaus Petrus. On Th ree Th eories of Implicature: Default Th eory, Relevance Th eory and Minimalism 1 Emma Borg University of Reading, United Kingdom e.g.n.borg@reading.ac.uk Abstract Grice’s distinction between what is said by a sentence and what is implicated by an utterance of it is both extremely familiar and almost universally accepted. However, in recent literature, the precise account he off ered of implicature

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International Review of PragmaticsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: SCALARS; GRICE; EXPERIMENTAL PRAGMATICS; SEMANTICS; CONVERSATIONAL IMPLICATURES

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