Anouk on implicatures in JML

Now in the Journal of Memory and Language, Anouk Dieuleveut makes Distinctions between primary and secondary implicatures, in a paper co-authored with Emmanuel Chemla and Benjamin Spector. Here the authors present experimental evidence suggesting that some scalar implications – where use a weak term implies a commitment to the negation of a stronger counterpart – cannot be explained as neo-Gricean implicatures, and are better understood either as semantic, or as the result of more sophisticated reasoning.