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Conversational implicatureThe Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences
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PublisherCambridge University Press
AbstractThe 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.
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Additional InformationISBN of the source publication: 9780521866897
Citation InformationLivingston, P. (2011). Conversational implicature. In P. C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences (pp. 223-225). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.