conversational implicature

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  • conversational implicature — Philos., Ling. an inference that can be drawn from an utterance, as from one that is seemingly illogical or irrelevant, by examining the degree to which it conforms to the canons of normal conversation and the way it functions pragmatically… …   Universalium

  • conversational implicature — Philos., Ling. an inference that can be drawn from an utterance, as from one that is seemingly illogical or irrelevant, by examining the degree to which it conforms to the canons of normal conversation and the way it functions pragmatically… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Implicature — is a technical term in the pragmatics subfield of linguistics, coined by H. P. Grice, which refers to what is suggested in an utterance, even though neither expressed nor strictly implied (that is, entailed) by the utterance.[1] For example, the… …   Wikipedia

  • implicature — /im pli keuh cheuhr/, n. Philos., Ling. potential inference that is not logical entailment. Cf. conversational implicature. [IMPLICATE + URE] * * * …   Universalium

  • implicature — /im pli keuh cheuhr/, n. Philos., Ling. potential inference that is not logical entailment. Cf. conversational implicature. [IMPLICATE + URE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • implicature — Term introduced by Grice for the implications of an utterance that go beyond what is strictly implied by the content of the utterance. Thus, if I am asked what I think of my new colleague and I reply, ‘They tell me his spelling is good’, then… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Information manipulation theory — (IMT)( [http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/preview/0312259492/meetauthor.aspx McCornack] , 1992;( [http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/preview/0312259492/meetauthor.aspx McCornack] , [http://comm.msu.edu/people/faculty/149 Levine] , Torres, Campbell,… …   Wikipedia

  • Interactional sociolinguistics — is concerned with how speakers signal and interpret meaning in social interaction. The term and the perspective are grounded in the work of John Gumperz (1982a, 1982b) who blended insights and tools from anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics, and …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Grice — Herbert Paul Grice (March 13, 1913, Birmingham, England August 28, 1988, Berkeley, California),cite web|url=http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/grice/|title=Paul Grice|publisher=Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy|authors=Richard Grandy and Richard …   Wikipedia

  • Pragmatics — Linguistics …   Wikipedia

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