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The logic of conventional implicatures

Author: Christopher Potts
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text revives the study of conventional implicatures in natural language semantics. The author uses the original concept defined by H. Paul Grice as a key into two areas of natural language - supplements (appositives, parentheticals) and expressives (honorifics, epithets).
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Potts, Christopher, 1977-
Logic of conventional implicatures.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005298051
(OCoLC)56964776
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Potts
ISBN: 9780191534348 019153434X 0199273820 9780199273829 0199273839 9780199273836
OCLC Number: 171291683
Language Note: English.
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Santa Cruz 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. A preliminary case for conventional implicatures --
3. A logic for conventional implicatures --
4. Supplements --
5. Expressive content --
6. The supplement relation : a syntactic alternative --
7. A look outside Grice's definition --
App. The logic L[subscript CI] and L[subscript U].
Series Title: Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics, 7.
Responsibility: Christopher Potts.

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This book revives the study of conventional implicatures in natural language semantics. H. Paul Grice first defined the concept. Since then his definition has seen many redefinitions. Christopher  Read more...

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