Conversational implicatures and cancellability

Acta Analytica 24 (2):149-154 (2009)
In this paper I argue against a criticism by Matthew Weiner to Grice’s thesis that cancellability is a necessary condition for conversational implicature. I argue that the purported counterexamples fail because the supposed failed cancellation in the cases Weiner presents is not meant as a cancellation but as a reinforcement of the implicature. I moreover point out that there are special situations in which the supposed cancellation may really work as a cancellation.
Keywords Conversational implicature  Cancellability  Matthew Weiner  Paul Grice
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-009-0049-1
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