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Defaults in Semantics and Pragmatics

[Revised entry by Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt on November 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term 'default meaning' is used in a variety of ways in the literature, including
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[Revised entry by Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt on November 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term 'default meaning' is used in a variety of ways in the literature, including statistically common interpretation, predictable meaning, or automatically retrieved meaning. To begin with a common-sense definition, default interpretation of the speaker's...

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