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Studia Logica

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 343–349 | Cite as

Non-axiomatizability of Grice's implicature

  • Marek Tokarz
Article

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to test Grice's theory of conversational implication [1], so-calledimplicature, by putting it into operation in the simplest possible formal language, that is, by constructing an adequate zero-order (sentential) logic. We are going to give a recursive formal description of Grice's maxims and show that the description cannot be made finite.

Keywords

Mathematical Logic Formal Language Computational Linguistic Formal Description Conversational Implication 
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References

  1. [1]
    H. P. Grice,Logic and Conversation, in: P. Cole, J. L. Morgan (eds.),Syntax and Semantics 3: Speech acts Academic Press, New York 1975, pp. 41–58.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    M. Tokarz,On the Logic of Conscious Belief,Studia Logica,49 (1990), pp. 321–332.Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Tokarz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LogicUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland

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