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WHAT DOES IMPLICATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
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 by the utterance. For example, the sentence "Mary had a baby and got married" strongly suggests that Mary had the baby before the wedding, but the sentence would still be strictly true if Mary had her baby after she got married. Further, if we add the qualification "— not necessarily in that order" to the original sentence, then the implicature is cancelled even though the meaning of the original sentence is not altered. "Implicature" is an alternative to "implication," which has additional meanings in logic and informal language.
Definition of implicature in the English dictionary
The definition of implicature in the dictionary is a proposition inferred from the circumstances of utterances of another proposition rather than from its literal meaning, as when an academic referee writes the candidate's handwriting is excellent to convey that he has nothing relevant to commend. Other definition of implicature is the relation between the uttered and the inferred statement.
The translations of implicature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «implicature» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPLICATURE» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about implicature
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPLICATURE»
Discover the use of implicature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to implicature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Implicature: Intention, Convention, and Principle in the ...
A systematic critique of the Gricean theory of implicature, an established doctrine in the philosophy of language.
Wayne A. Davis, 2007
Presumptive Meanings: The Theory of Generalized ...
This is the first extended discussion of preferred interpretation in languageunderstanding, integrating much of the best research in linguistic pragmatics from the last twodecades.
Stephen C. Levinson, 2000
Logic, Meaning, and Conversation : Semantical ...
This book makes an important contribution to the philosophy of language and will appeal to philosophers, linguists, and cognitive scientists.
Claremont Jay David Atlas Professor of Philosophy Pomona College, 2005
A Theory of Conventional Implicature and Pragmatic Markers ...
The overall aim of this book is to advance a Gricean theoretical framework of conventional implicature within which Chinese pragmatic markers can be accommodated.
Guangwu Feng, 2010
Language Testing: The Social Dimension
3.2.4 Testing Implicature Bouton (1988, 1994, 1999) designed a 33-item test of
implicature, incorporating two major types of implicature, which he termed “
idiosyncratic implicature” and “formulaic implicature.” Idiosyncratic implicature is
Tim McNamara, Carsten Roever, 2006
Pragmatics of Conditional Marking: Implicature, Scalarity, ...
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Scott Schwenter, 2014
Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning
The following discussion will refer to three major studies: Bouton's test of ESL
implicature (Bouton, 1988, 1994, 1999), Hudson et al.'s test of ESL
sociopragmatics (1995) and its spin-offs (Yamashita, 1996; Yoshitake, 1997), and
my own test of ...
Diana Boxer, Andrew D. Cohen, 2004
Studies in the Way of Words
Finally, we can now show that, conversational implicature being what it is, it must
possess certain features: 1. Since, to assume the presence of a conversational
implicature, we have to assume that at least the Cooperative Principle is being ...
H. Paul Grice, 1991
The notion of conversational implicature is one of the single most important ideas
in pragmatics (we shall often refer to the notion simply as implicature as a
shorthand, although distinctions between this and other kinds of implicature will
Stephen C. Levinson, 1983
Be that as it may, I deny that a conversational implicature is involved in the
Gricean example mentioned by Carston. The content of B's utterance in (3) is
enriched into the proposition which (4) explicitly articulates. ] This is very
François Recanati, 2004
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPLICATURE»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term implicature is used in the context of the following news items.
Where Do Brand And Omnichannel Deployment Intersect?
These interfaces need to express and utilize what I call Iconic Implicature (related to the semantic notion of conversational implicature) – a ... «Enterprise Irregulars, Jun 15»
Feminist Prof Cleared of Sexual Misconduct for Writing an Essay
... by others at Northwestern about the two distinct accusations, the status of the relevant legal proceedings, and the implicature of her rhetoric. «Jezebel, Jun 15»
Winners of ULM's 15th annual student research symposium …
Third place: Amber Bettencourt of Livermore, Calif. presented “Uh-huh: A third implicature?” Bettencourt's faculty mentor is Johanna Boult. «Monroe News Star, Mar 15»
Why Swearing Is Just Like Saying “Please” (Sort Of)
The "implicature" tells us their meaning is somehow separate from that of the rest of the sentence: It's implied, rather than stated directly. «Slate Magazine, Nov 14»
Are "Definitely" and "Totally" the New "Literally"?
If someone offers information that is not relevant to the discussion, our conversational implicature radars go off. Three possible explanations ... «Slate Magazine, Oct 14»
The History of Swearing in This Country Is Not So Darn Easy to …
I think the rhetorical affect is called scalar implicature; a sort of purposeful understatement to serve a sarcastic or satirical note. 323Reply. «Gawker, Aug 14»
My Hillary prediction
... told him about her friend Michael Kelly to the fact that Kelly was the first reporter killed in Iraq to a strong implicature that Clinton was to blame ... «UC Berkeley, Aug 14»
"Look at All These Ducks There Are at Least Ten." What??
The technical name for this type of reasoning is scalar implicature, and it's precisely what's going on with the ducks. Since we expect that the ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 14»
US PhRMA Bares its Fangs – South Africa Patent Law Reform and …
Here, PhRMA's not lying per se, but it is guilty of implicature – the half truth that tells a lie. Perhaps PhRMA can explain why excessive drug ... «International IP and the Public Interest, Jan 14»
What does 'literally' literally mean?
I tell students that implicature is a form of philosophical purgatory to be gone through before the harps can twang. But someone – Nobby's mum, ... «London Review of Books, Aug 13»
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