|Title of host publication||The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
The British philosopher Herbert Paul Grice observed that the total significance of an utterance embraces not only “what is said” but what is implied. His term of art for the latter was “implicature，” and he identified conversational implicature as an important type of implicit meaning or signification.