ATLAS, J. D.,
Logic, Meaning, and Conversation. Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and their Interface.
Oxford University Press, 2005. 303p. Hardback. This is an extremely rich and fascinating book, challenging much received wisdom, and packed with suggestions and innovative analyses of classical phenomena, including scalar and clausal implicatures, asymmetric conjunction, conditional perfection, bridging, definite descriptions, coreference, comparative and numerical adjectives, and negation. Its major value is that of providing an elegant framework within which the descriptive inadequacy of Grice's account may be dealt with. Journal of Linguistics (Publisher's information).