Scalar implicatures: working memory and a comparison with only

@inproceedings{Marty2013ScalarIW,
  title={Scalar implicatures: working memory and a comparison with only},
  author={Paul Marty and Emmanuel Chemla},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2013}
}
A Scalar Implicature (SI) arises when the use of a relatively weak sentence (e.g., some politicians are corrupt) implies the denial of an alternative, stronger sentence (e.g., not all politicians are corrupt). The cognitive effort associated with the processing of SIs involves central memory resources (De Neys and Schaeken, 2007; Dieussaert et al., 2011; Marty et al., 2013). The goal of this study is to locate this previous result within the current psycholinguistic debate, and to understand at… CONTINUE READING