Conversational implicature

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780521866897
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


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