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Grice, H. Paul. 1978. Further notes on logic and conversation. In Cole, Peter, ed. Syntax and semantics 9: Pragmatics. Academic Press. pp. 113–127.
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G. applies the notion of conversational implicature to the problem of determining how many senses a certain word has. The problem is this: are apparent senses of a word really different meanings, or are they simply different conversational implicatures of a single sense? Some principles are adduced for deciding whether one has to do with true polysemy.