Modeling generalized implicatures using non-monotonic logics

This paper reports on an approach to model generalized implicatures using nonmonotonic logics. The approach, called compositional, is based on the idea of compositional semantics, where the implicatures carried by a sentence are constructed from the implicatures carried by its constituents, but it also includes some aspects nonmonotonic logics in order to model the defeasibility of generalized implicatures.
Keywords Implicatures  Generalized implicatures  Nonmonotonic logics  Literal meaning
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DOI 10.1007/s10849-006-9025-y
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