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What is conversational implicature?



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.

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

Levinson 1983 101–104, 113–114


Grice 1975 45–46, 49–50


Crystal 1985 153

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