Presumptive Q-scalar Implicatures
Available Online March 2018.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/iccese-18.2018.124How to use a DOI?
- presumptive; embedded; Q-scalar
- Grice’s theory of conversational implicature has provoked much controversy in recent years. Varieties of plans have been made to advance or even substitute that global pragmatic assumption. Embedded scalar implicature is a case in point which claims that some of the conversational implicatures can be generated at a sub-sentential level. Furthermore, the sub-sentential level conversational implicatures can be projected onto the whole sentence. This paper presents an argument that there is no need to distinguish the sentential level from the sub-sentential level. Gricean theory is adequate to account for the scalar implicatures (especially Q-scalar implicatures) at both levels. Meanwhile, this paper suggests it is the presumptive conditions and the inferential processes rather than the sentential or sub-sentential levels that should be focused on.
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TY - CONF AU - Lirong Bai PY - 2018/03 DA - 2018/03 TI - Presumptive Q-scalar Implicatures BT - 2nd International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 540 EP - 544 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccese-18.2018.124 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccese-18.2018.124 ID - Bai2018/03 ER -