Title

Conversational implicature

Document Type

Encyclopedia entry

Source Publication

The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences

Publication Date

1-1-2011

First Page

223

Last Page

225

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Abstract

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.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2011 Cambridge University Press

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9780521866897

Recommended Citation

Livingston, P. (2011). Conversational implicature. In P. C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences (pp. 223-225). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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