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19. Language / F. Communication / 5. Pragmatics / c. Presupposition

[what is taken for granted in a conversation]

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A presupposition is what makes an utterance sound wrong if it is not assumed? [Magidor]
A test for presupposition would be if it provoked 'hey wait a minute - I have no idea that....' [Magidor]
The best tests for presupposition are projecting it to negation, conditional, conjunction, questions [Magidor]
Why do certain words trigger presuppositions? [Magidor]
If both s and not-s entail a sentence p, then p is a presupposition [Magidor]