Memory for the pragmatic implications of sentences.

@article{Brewer1977MemoryFT,
  title={Memory for the pragmatic implications of sentences.},
  author={William F. Brewer},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1977},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={673-8}
}
A sentence pragmatically implies another sentence when information in the first sentence leads the hearer to expect something that is neither explicitly stated nor necessarily implied by the original sentence. Thus,The safe-cracker put the match to the fuse pragmatically impliesThe safe-cracker lit the fuse. In a cued recall task with sentences containing pragmatic implications, 19% of the items were recalled correctly while 26% of the responses consisted of the pragmatic implications of the… CONTINUE READING

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