Posted by Alicia on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:11pm.
Speaker 1: Was there a fiddler at the bar last night?
Speaker 2: There was a man scraping a bow across a violin.
Speaker 1: Do you like my new carpet?
Speaker 2: The wallpaper's not bad.
Language Studies - SraJMcGin, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:35pm
1. that there was music
2. someone is redecorating
Language Studies - Alicia, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:51pm
Are those supposed to be considered complete sentences or just an implicature? Thanks!
Language Studies - PsyDAG, Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 11:10am
An implicature is something meant, implied, or suggested distinct from what is said.
"The music was terrible."
"I don't like your new carpet."
I hope this helps a little more.
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