Quantity implicatures: a tendentious survey

author: Bart Geurts, Department of Philosophy and Science Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen
published: Sept. 12, 2011,   recorded: August 2011,   views: 4351
Categories

Slides

Related Open Educational Resources

Related content

Report a problem or upload files

If you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
Lecture popularity: You need to login to cast your vote.
  Bibliography

Description

The paradigm example of a quantity implicature is the inference from “some” to “not all”, as in:

Some bankers are crooks > Not all bankers are crooks.

In recent years, quantity implicatures have received a lot of attention not only from philosophers and linguists, but from experimentalists, too, and the number of theoretical analyses has increased in proportion. In this talk, I will give an overview of the main strands that have emerged from all this research, with special emphasis on the issue of “embedded implicatures”. I will argue that the extant data still favour the classical analysis inspired by the work of Grice, but I will also show that the Gricean framework will have to be extended so as to account for phenomena below the sentence level.

See Also:

Download slides icon Download slides: esslli2011_geurts_implicatures_01.pdf (249.0 KB)


Help icon Streaming Video Help

Link this page

Would you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !

Reviews and comments:

Comment1 Dustin, December 13, 2012 at 3:41 p.m.:

I love the last slide!

Write your own review or comment:

make sure you have javascript enabled or clear this field: