Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 195–216

Modeling generalized implicatures using non-monotonic logics

Orginal Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10849-006-9025-y

Cite this article as:
Wainer, J. JoLLI (2007) 16: 195. doi:10.1007/s10849-006-9025-y


This paper reports on an approach to model generalized implicatures using nonmonotonic logics. The approach, called compositional, is based on the idea of compositional semantics, where the implicatures carried by a sentence are constructed from the implicatures carried by its constituents, but it also includes some aspects nonmonotonic logics in order to model the defeasibility of generalized implicatures.


Implicatures Generalized implicatures Nonmonotonic logics Literal meaning 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de ComputaçãoUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

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