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/benefit analysis of cost and informativity. While many of these accounts are promising, and formalized in the familiar frameworks of Optimality Theory and Rational Speech Act Theory, none of them currently extend to embedded Manner implicature, and thus arguably need to be supplemented or recast in the backdrop of

In: International Review of Pragmatics

relevance theoretic account of language use. In seeking to explain the association between round numerical form and approximate interpretation, Krifka (2002, 2007) considers (though ultimately rejects) an account couched in the framework of Bidirectional Optimality Theory (Blutner, 2000), which draws on two

In: International Review of Pragmatics