Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/320810
Title:
Two types of implicature: material and behavioural
Authors:
Jary, Mark
Abstract:
This paper argues that what Grice termed ‘particularized conversational implicatures’ can be divided into two types. In some cases, it is possible to reconstruct the inference from the explicit content of the utterance to the implicature without employing a premise to the effect that that the speaker expressed that content (by means of an utterance). I call these ‘material implicatures’. Those whose reconstruction relies on a premise about the speaker’s verbal behaviour, by contrast, I call ‘behavioural implicatures’. After showing that the division is theoretically significant, I ask whether current pragmatic theory is able to accommodate it. I conclude that, while (neo)-Gricean pragmatics cannot do so straightforwardly, the distinction is already implicit in Relevance Theory. The paper ends by considering the question of whether, in the light of previous discussion, speaker meaning really is always an instance of non-natural meaning.
Publisher:
Wiley; This is the accepted version of the following article: JARY, M. (2013), Two Types of Implicature: Material and Behavioural. Mind & Language, 28: 638–660. doi: 10.1111/mila.12037, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mila.12037/abstract
Journal:
Mind and Language, 28(5), pp 638-666
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mila.12037
DOI:
10.1111/mila.12037
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1468-0017
Appears in Collections:
Department of Media, Culture and Language Collection

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dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that what Grice termed ‘particularized conversational implicatures’ can be divided into two types. In some cases, it is possible to reconstruct the inference from the explicit content of the utterance to the implicature without employing a premise to the effect that that the speaker expressed that content (by means of an utterance). I call these ‘material implicatures’. Those whose reconstruction relies on a premise about the speaker’s verbal behaviour, by contrast, I call ‘behavioural implicatures’. After showing that the division is theoretically significant, I ask whether current pragmatic theory is able to accommodate it. I conclude that, while (neo)-Gricean pragmatics cannot do so straightforwardly, the distinction is already implicit in Relevance Theory. The paper ends by considering the question of whether, in the light of previous discussion, speaker meaning really is always an instance of non-natural meaning.en
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dc.publisherThis is the accepted version of the following article: JARY, M. (2013), Two Types of Implicature: Material and Behavioural. Mind & Language, 28: 638–660. doi: 10.1111/mila.12037, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mila.12037/abstract-
dc.titleTwo types of implicature: material and behaviouralen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMind and Language, 28(5), pp 638-666en
dc.identifier.volume28(5)-
dc.identifier.startpage638-
dc.identifier.endpage660-
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