- A fine-grained global analysis of implicatures
- Book title
- Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches on Implicatures and Presuppositions
- Pages (from-to)
- Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
- ISBN (electronic)
- Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
- Document type
- Interfacultary Research Institutes
Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
In recent years, a local, or even grammatical, analysis of implicatures has gained popularity in pragmatics, especially to account for implicatures triggered by disjunctions embedded under other operators. Against this trend, in this chapter a more traditional—and perhaps more Gricean—global analysis of implicatures is defended. Crucial use is made of facts which provide a more fine-grained notion of meaning than traditionally assumed in truth-functional semantics. A Gricean motivation for this analysis will be provided as well. The fact-based analysis will also allow one to formulate a constraint much weaker than the one due to Hurford to explain the inappropriateness of certain disjunctive sentences.
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