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Pragmatic enrichment: Beyond Gricean rational reconstruction - A response to Mandy Simons

Carston, RA; (2017) Pragmatic enrichment: Beyond Gricean rational reconstruction - A response to Mandy Simons. Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy , 60 (5) pp. 517-538. 10.1080/0020174X.2016.1246863. Green open access

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Abstract

It has been claimed that pragmatic effects that arise in embedded clauses pose a problem for the Gricean reasoning procedure. I maintain, however, that the real issue these phenomena raise for Grice, as he himself acknowledged, is their violation of his saying/implicating distinction. While these effects can be accounted for by Gricean reasoning, which Mandy Simons clearly demonstrates, there is no way round this latter problem other than a major revision of Grice’s notion of ‘saying’ and hence of the saying/implicating distinction.

Type: Article
Title: Pragmatic enrichment: Beyond Gricean rational reconstruction - A response to Mandy Simons
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2016.1246863
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2016.1246863
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Local pragmatics, global inference, embedded pragmatic effects, scalar implicatures, Grice, saying/implicating, Relevance Theory
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471073
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