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A preliminary case for conventional implicatures

Christopher Potts

in The Logic of Conventional Implicatures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273829
eISBN:
9780191706653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273829.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter begins with a brief history of the idea of conventional implicatures (CIs) and a close look at Grice’s original definition. It compares and contrasts CIs with conversational ... More


The meaning of tones

Daniel Büring

in Intonation and Meaning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199226269
eISBN:
9780191826603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226269.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Phonetics / Phonology

A given prosodic structure—prosodic constituents, metrical stress, and pitch accents aligned with them—may be realized in different ways, depending on the shape of individual accents or the overall ... More


Disjunction, clause typing, and intonation

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

in Inquisitive Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines how disjunction interacts with clause typing (declarative versus interrogative) and intonation (intonational phrase structure and final pitch contours) in determining the ... More


Inquisitive Semantics

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

There is an age-old tradition in linguistics and philosophy to identify the meaning of a entence with its truth-conditions. This can be explained by the fact that linguistic and philosophical ... More


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