Ideas from 'Assertion' by Robert C. Stalnaker [1978], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Philosophy of Language (5th Ed)' (ed/tr Martinich,A.P.) [OUP 2008,978-0-19-518830-1]].

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19. Language / H. Pragmatics / 1. Assertion
An assertion aims to add to the content of a context
19. Language / H. Pragmatics / 4. Implicature
An assertion is an attempt to rule out certain possibilities, narrowing things down for good planning