On the pragmatics of contrast.

  title={On the pragmatics of contrast.},
  author={Eve V. Clark},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  volume={17 2},
In this paper, I review properties and consequences of the PRINCIPLE OF CONTRAST. This principle, which I have argued from the beginning has a pragmatic basis, captures facts about the inferences speakers and addresses make for both conventional and novel words. Along with a PRINCIPLE OF CONVENTIONALITY, it accounts for the pre-emption of novel words by well-established ones. And it holds just as much for morphology as it does for words and larger expressions. In short, Contrast has the major… CONTINUE READING
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