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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 preliminary case for conventional implicatures

A preliminary case for conventional implicatures

(p.5) 2 A preliminary case for conventional implicatures
The Logic of Conventional Implicatures

Christopher Potts

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a brief history of the idea of conventional implicatures (CIs) and a close look at Grice’s original definition. It compares and contrasts CIs with conversational implicatures, at-issue entailments, presuppositions, and intonational meanings, concluding that CIs, as Grice defined them, are distinct from all of them. The chapter then considers the linguistic consequences of Grice’s specifications. CIs should be scopeless, they should determine their own dimension of meaning, they should introduce new (but backgrounded) information, and they should serve as a kind of commentary on the main content of the sentence that contains them.

Keywords:   at-issue entailment, backgrounding, conversational, implicature, intonational meaning, multidimensionality, presupposition, scope

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