Theoria 87 (6):1527-1547 (2021)

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Thorsten Sander
University of Duisburg-Essen
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Quite a few scholars claim that many implicata are propositions about the speaker's epistemic or doxastic states. I argue, on the contrary, that implicata are generally non-epistemic. Some alleged cases of epistemic implicature are not implicatures in the first place because they do not meet Grice's non-triviality requirement, and epistemic implicata in general would infringe on the maxim of quantity. Epistemic implicatures ought to be construed as members of a larger family of implicature-like phenomena.
Keywords conversational implicature  scalar implicature  quantity implicature  clausal implicature  ignorance implicature
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DOI 10.1111/theo.12355
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