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Book: Human Communication across Cultures

Chapter: Cooperative Principle and Implicature

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27820


This chapter discusses the cooperative principle and implicature underlying speaker exchanges through which speakers are able to infer meaning. Cross-cultural examples of implicatures are provided.

Chapter Contributors

  • Vincent Remillard ([email protected] - vremillard) 'Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania'
  • Karen Williams ([email protected] - karenwilliams) 'Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania'