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Implicature Unsuspendable: Japanese Contrastive wa
Yurie Hara
35-45 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


It has been observed that Japanese Contrastive-marking induces scalar implicatures. This paper shows that the induced implicatures are conventional implicatures. In addition, an island-sensitive movement of an implicature operator is introduced to account for the (un)availability of global implicatures within different types of clauses.

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Proceedings of the 2004 Texas Linguistics Society Conference: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
edited by Pascal Denis, Eric McCready, Alexis Palmer, and Brian Reese
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