Cancellable implicatures

Back in February Matt Weiner wrote a nice little paper with three examples designed to show that not all implicatures are cancellable. Unfortunately I didn’t know it was a nice little paper at the time, since I didn’t actually get around to reading it. (This is particularly embarassing since it is only six pages.)

However, it has now been accepted to Analysis, and this time I did read the paper. I liked it so much that instead of writing up my commentary for next weekends WCPA (sorry Kevan, I’ll do it  tomorrow) I spent the afternoon writing up this little comment on what I think is going on here (link excised).

Edit: updated the comment a little, link similarly updated.

Edit: removed link as paper is heavily under revision now.

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