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What is a nonconventional implicature?

 

Definition
 

An nonconventional implicature is a implicature that is drawn in accordance with pragmatic principles, such as the cooperative principle or the informativeness principle, rather than the meaning of a lexical item or expression.

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of nonconventional implicatures:
 
Generic
  A nonconventional implicature is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Levinson 1983 127–128, 131–132

 

Gazdar 1979 49–50


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