Presumptive Meanings: The theory of generalized conversational implicature

@inproceedings{Levinson2000PresumptiveMT,
  title={Presumptive Meanings: The theory of generalized conversational implicature},
  author={S. Levinson},
  year={2000}
}
From the Publisher: When we speak, we mean more than we say. In this book Stephen C. Levinson explains some general processes that underlie presumptions in communication. This is the first extended discussion of preferred interpretation in language understanding, integrating much of the best research in linguistic pragmatics from the last two decades. Levinson outlines a theory of presumptive meanings, or preferred interpretations, governing the use of language, building on the idea of… Expand
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