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Moeschler, Jacques. 1994. How Do We Know that What We Mean is Understood? Hypothesis and Warranty of Uptake in Conversation. In Parret, Herman, ed. Pretending to Communicate. (Foundations of communication and cognition). Walter de Gruyter. pp. 33–47.
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It is the purpose of the author to show that if we have no warranty of uptake in conversation, we nevertheless have a pragmatic criterion which allows us to make strong hypotheses on what has been communicated by the speaker, even if this recognition is defeated by the following turns in conversation.