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Conventional implicature and semantic theory

by Ewa Mioduszewska

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Published by Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego in Warszawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semantics.,
  • Implication (Logic),
  • English language -- Semantics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-179).

    StatementEwa Mioduszewska.
    SeriesRozprawy Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego,, 414
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP325 .M56 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination179 p. :
    Number of Pages179
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1483806M
    ISBN 108323006849
    LC Control Number93152169
    OCLC/WorldCa32146968

    Conventional implicature is itself a highly controversial term, understood very differently by various brands of contemporary pragmatic theory, and is a pivotal concept in the debates between the Gricean and Neo-Gricean theorists on the one hand and proponents of Relevance Theory on the other. This introduction to pragmatics - the study of language in use - provides an authoritative and comprehensive account of its central topics and a guide to the latest research. It opens with a discussion of the scope, meaning, and history of pragmatics from Aristotle to the present. It shows how the subject relates to the study of semantics, syntax, and sociolinguistics and to such fields as the.

    This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5 5/5(1). As with anything written or spoken the language that is used is always from somebody’s viewpoint (Wood-Wallace, 2) and due to the fact that there are a multitude of different lexical items and syntactical structures for the speaker to choose.

    Conventional implicature is itself a highly controversial term, understood very differently by various brands of contemporary pragmatic theory, and is a pivotal concept in the debates between the Gricean and Neo-Gricean theorists on the one hand and proponents of Relevance Theory on the other. This book offers an exemplary analysis and Cited by: 5. Generalized conversational implicature (GCI) Theory First steps Grice and his maxims The maxims and rationality Grice argued that his maxims were not simply used in conversation, but are merely a special case of purposive, rational behaviour. He provided analogues for his maxims found in other behaviours (Grice 28).


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Conventional implicature is itself a highly controversial term, understood very differently by various brands of contemporary pragmatic theory, and is a pivotal concept in the debates between the Gricean and Neo-Gricean theorists on the one hand and proponents of Relevance Theory on the other.

This book offers an exemplary analysis and definition of what is involved in these current debates, and it Cited by: 5. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online.

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In the theory I advocate, conventional implicatures arise by a combination of two narrowly semantic aspects of the grammar: lexical meanings and novel ways of combining them with other meanings in Cited by: Summary.

Over the past few decades, presupposition and implicature have risen to a pre‐eminent place in semantics and pragmatics. They are now among the most trusted and widely explored sources of insight into how language and context interact, the role of social cognition in shaping linguistic behavior, and the nature of linguistic meaning by: ‘conventional implicature’ is unfortunate, and that Grice failed to locate the proper factual basis for CIs, this book’s central themes nonetheless trace back to his work.

In earlier versions of the present work (Potts b, a, d), I used the terms ‘lexical’ and ‘conventional. Many scholars claim that Frege's theory of colouring (Färbung) is committed to a radical form of subjectivism or emotivism.

Some other scholars claim that Frege's concept of colouring is a precursor to Grice's notion of conventional implicature. I argue that both of these claims are mistaken. This book revives the study of conventional implicatures in natural language semantics.

The label 'conventional implicature' dates back to H. Paul Grice's early work on the foundations of. From the Appendix to Lecture 7. Conventional implicature: [arises from] part of the meaning of a word or construction but not part of its (at-issue) truth-conditions.

An implicature which arises from the particular choice of words or syntax, rather than from conversational maxims. File Size: KB. The meaning of (3) is not part of the literal meaning of (1) and yet it is implicated by the utterance of (1). It is a systematic inference by the addressee, one the speaker does not try to discourage and therefore must intend.

We note this inference using the symbol +>, illustrated in (5). The concept of implicature (both conversational and conventional) has its origin in the work of the late English philosopher H.

Grice, though some proto-Gricean ideas can be traced back to classical times. Since its inception, the notion of conversational implicature has become one of the single most important pragmatic.

Conversational and conventional implicatures. we have seen how a theory of implicature has become possible through 22 The subtitle of Levinson’s book is The Theory of Generalized. the kind of theory pioneered for conventional implicature by Karttunen and Peters (who were treating triggers that are generally regarded as presupposition triggers, not Potts’ CIs), where the at-issue and conventionally-implicated semantic content are calculated in parallel.

A natural alternative to the semantic ambiguity theory hypothesizes that one of the interpretations is an implicature. We explore implicature theories in this chapter, concluding that the evaluative-implicature denial and litotes contrary interpretations are implicatures, but the other irregular interpretations are not.

IMPLICATURE AND SEMANTIC CHANGE Kate Kearns University of Canterbury in Grice's theory, the Cooperative Principle and its constitutive maxims, most importantly the maxims of Quantity and Relation. conventional implicature of some sort of contrast between the two conjuncts, making their conjunction unexpected.

Here, Atlas develops the contrast between verbal ambiguity and verbal generality, works out a detailed theory of conversational inference using the work of Paul Grice on Implicature as a starting point, and gives an account of their interface as an example of the relationship between Chomsky's Internalist Semantics and Language by: Formal Semantics, Lecture 7 B.

Partee, RGGU April 1, p. 5 RGGUdoc 5 Example: A “generalized implicature”.Almost any use of a sentence of the form (9) would andFile Size: KB. An implicature is something the speaker suggests or implies with an utterance, even though it is not literally expressed.

Implicatures can aid in communicating more efficiently than by explicitly saying everything we want to communicate. This phenomenon is part of.

Implicature as applied to speakers is the act of meaning that one thing is the case by saying that something else is. It is an indirect speech act closely related to implying. Semantic implicatures are determined by the meaning of the sentence used, whereas conversational implicatures depend on the context of utterance.

General forms of implicature, used frequently with a wide variety of. The term explicature was coined by linguists Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson (in Relevance: Communication and Cognition, ) to characterize "an explicitly communicated assumption."The term is based on the model of H.P.

Grice's implicature "to characterise the speaker's explicit meaning in a way that allows for richer elaboration than Grice's notion of 'what is said'" (Wilson and Sperber Author: Richard Nordquist.

The logic of conventional implicatures. Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Potts, C. (). Into the conventional – implicature dimension.

In Philosophy compass, 4(2), p. Potts, C. (). Presupposition and implicature. In the Handbook of contemporary semantic : Nataliia Kravchenko.• The theory of conversational implicature says that the differences between semantic meaning and speaker’s meaning can be calculated on the basis of a well-defined set of principles: – Grice’s Cooperative Principle and his Maxims of Cooperative Conversation.

(See Grice handout.)File Size: KB.This chapter will give a general presentation of Grice’s work on non-natural meaning (section 2) and link Grice’s theory of non-natural meaning with the concept of inference (section 3).

Section 4 introduces a preliminary definition of Grice’s notion.