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date: 23 January 2021

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Since its inception, the classical Gricean paradigm has encouraged numerous refinements, reinterpretations, and reconstructions, giving rise to various neo-Gricean enterprises. This article outlines the neo-Gricean pragmatic theory of conversational implicature and assesses the role it plays in effecting a radical simplification of the lexicon, semantics and syntax in linguistic theory.

Keywords: conversational implicature, classical Gricean pragmatics, neo-Gricean pragmatics, lexical pragmatics, pragmatics-semantics interface, anaphora, binding, pragmatics-syntax interface

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