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What is conversational implicature?

 

Definition
 

Conversational implicature is a nonconventional implicature based on an addressee’s assumption that the speaker is following the conversational maxims or at least the cooperative principle.

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of conversational implicatures:
 
Generic
  Conversational implicature is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Levinson 1983 101–104, 113–114

 

Grice 1975 45–46, 49–50

 

Crystal 1985 153


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