Conversational Implicatures (and How to Spot Them)

@article{BlomeTillmann2013ConversationalI,
  title={Conversational Implicatures (and How to Spot Them)},
  author={Michael Blome-Tillmann},
  journal={Philosophy Compass},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={170-185}
}
In everyday conversations we often convey information that goes above and beyond what we strictly speaking say: exaggeration and irony are obvious examples. H.P. Grice introduced the technical notion of a conversational implicature in systematizing the phenomenon of meaning one thing by saying something else. In introducing the notion, Grice drew a line between what is said, which he understood as being closely related to the conventional meaning of the words uttered, and what is… Expand
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