Mandatory implicatures in Gricean pragmatics

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LAUER, Sven, 2014. Mandatory implicatures in Gricean pragmatics. Formal & Experimental Pragmatics Workshop, ESSLI 2014. University of Tübingen, Aug 11, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014. In: DEGEN, Judith, ed., Michael FRANKE, ed., Noah D. GOODMAN, ed.. Proceedings of the Formal & Experimental Pragmatics Workshop, pp. 21-28

@inproceedings{Lauer2014Manda-31386, title={Mandatory implicatures in Gricean pragmatics}, url={}, year={2014}, booktitle={Proceedings of the Formal & Experimental Pragmatics Workshop}, pages={21--28}, editor={Degen, Judith and Franke, Michael and Goodman, Noah D.}, author={Lauer, Sven} }

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