Authored by: Alison Hall

The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415531412
eBook ISBN: 9781315668925
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It is widely accepted that there is a distinction between what a speaker ‘says’, or explicitly expresses, in making an utterance, and what she implicates, or communicates indirectly. For example, imagine (1) is uttered in response to a question about how a student called Neil is getting on in a new flatshare:

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