S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 36 Number 1/4 (2000)
Conventional Implicature and Presupposition
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.36 No.3, pp. 545-572
- 본 논문은 두뇌한국 21 인문사회분야 이화 서강 언어학 교육 연구단 수행 목표에 대한 결과물의 일부로 출판되었음.
- This paper investigates two important semantic phenomena, conventional implicature and presupposition. Bach (1999: 327, 365) proposes that "there is no each thing as conventional implicature," and that "the propositions that are alleged to be conventional implicatures are actually aspects of what is said." He also suggests that the expressions that have been thought to generate conventional implicatures do not seem to contribute to the truth-conditional aspects of the sentence, since their contribution is secondary to the main point of the utterance. This paper reexamines the nature of the so-called conventional implicatures. It further searches into the issue of whether conventional implicature and presupposition are identical notions.