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Conversational Perversion, Implicature and Sham Cancelling in Othello

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Conversational Perversion, Implicature and Sham Cancelling in Othello. / Bourne, Craig; Caddick Bourne, Emily.

Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy. ed. / Craig Bourne; Emily Caddick Bourne. Routledge, 2018. p. 146-160.

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Harvard

Bourne, C & Caddick Bourne, E 2018, Conversational Perversion, Implicature and Sham Cancelling in Othello. in C Bourne & E Caddick Bourne (eds), Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy. Routledge, pp. 146-160.

APA

Bourne, C., & Caddick Bourne, E. (2018). Conversational Perversion, Implicature and Sham Cancelling in Othello. In C. Bourne, & E. Caddick Bourne (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy (pp. 146-160). Routledge.

Vancouver

Bourne C, Caddick Bourne E. Conversational Perversion, Implicature and Sham Cancelling in Othello. In Bourne C, Caddick Bourne E, editors, Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy. Routledge. 2018. p. 146-160

Author

Bourne, Craig ; Caddick Bourne, Emily. / Conversational Perversion, Implicature and Sham Cancelling in Othello. Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy. editor / Craig Bourne ; Emily Caddick Bourne. Routledge, 2018. pp. 146-160

Bibtex

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