Some Remarks on the Scalar Implicatures Debate

In Pragmatics, Semantics and the Case of Scalar Implicatures. Palgrave. pp. 1-12 (2014)
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In this paper I describe how the authors involved in the scalar implicatures debate develop only partially co-extensional theories of scalar implicatures starting from a common range of core facts. I consider three components of the scalar implicature mechanism: the exhaustivity operator, the alternatives generation and the avoid-contradiction procedures.



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Salvatore Pistoia-Reda
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