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Haugh, Michael. 2008. Intention and diverging interpretings of implicature in the “uncovered meat” sermon. Intercultural Pragmatics 5 (2) : 201–228.
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De Gruyter


This paper argues that a correct model of implicature communication needs to move beyond the assumption that it involves correct inference of speaker intention to encompass a wider view where both converging and diverging implicature interpretation emerges via their conjoint interactional co-constitution. This is illustrated by the example of Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali's “uncovered meat” comments and the ensuing controversy over what they actually implied.