Against Chierchia's computational account of scalar implicatures

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 108 (1pt3):373-384 (2008)
Recent theories of scalar implicature, such as that proposed by Gennaro Chierchia, have sought to bring them within the domain of compositional semantic theory. These approaches contrast with standard pragmatic explanations of the phenomena in that implicatures are calculated by default and are computed locally. One motivation for Chierchia's approach, the purported connection between the computation of scalar implicatures and 'any'-licensing polarity items, is shown to be weak. Difficulties are then presented for his approach which are not shared by the pragmatic theory.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2008.00252.x
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