Implicature and presupposition in translation and interpreting

Authored by: Ying Cui , Yanli Zhao

The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Linguistics

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138911260
eBook ISBN: 9781315692845
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This chapter explores the concepts of implicature and presupposition. These concepts are relevant to translation and interpreting because they concern the meaning of linguistic expressions and play a role in carrying semantic and pragmatic implications. The chapter reviews the development of theories of implicature and presupposition which are closely related. It discusses the role of implicature and presupposition in the theory and practice of translation and interpreting, and elaborates on the role of context in this application.

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