Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Implicature

Implicature

An implicature is anything that is inferred from an utterance but that is not a condition for the truth of the utterance.

(English)

The expression Some of the boys were at the party implicates in most contexts Not all of the boys were at the party.

Page/s: 127
Source: Levinson 1983

Levinson, Stephen C. 1983.Pragmatics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

Page/s: 49–50
Source: Gazdar 1979

Gazdar, Gerald. 1979.Pragmatics: Implicature, presupposition, and logical form. New York: Academic.

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