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.
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 Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-417-1 library binding
v + 159 pages
publication date: 2006
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA