Some Remarks on the Scalar Implicatures Debate


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Salvatore Pistoia-Reda
Università degli Studi di Siena
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In this paper I describe how the authors involved in the scalar implicatures debate develop only partially co-extensional theories of scalar implicatures starting from a common range of core facts. I consider three components of the scalar implicature mechanism: the exhaustivity operator, the alternatives generation and the avoid-contradiction procedures.
Keywords Scalar Implicature  Exaustification  Alternatives Generation
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