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Pragmatic Presuppositions

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237075
eISBN:
9780191598456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237073.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Argues that the distinction between what is asserted and what is presupposed in a statement should be described and explained pragmatically, in terms of what the speaker takes to be the background ... More


Presuppositions

Michela Ippolito

in Subjunctive Conditionals: A Linguistic Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019484
eISBN:
9780262314879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019484.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter assesses whether the generalization that the presuppositions in the antecedent must be compatible with the actual world at the utterance time in simple past subjunctive conditionals but ... More


The interpretation of pro in consistent and partial null-subject languages: A comparative interface analysis

Mara Frascarelli

in Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter deals with the acceptability and interpretation of referential null subjects (NSs) and compares consistent pro-drop in Italian with equivalent sentences in Finnish (a partial NS ... More


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