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Presuppositon Projection in Belief Contexts

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Authors
Yeom, Jae-Il
Issue Date
2003
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.39 No.4, pp. 859-890
Keywords
presupposition projectionaccommodationsatisfactionbindinginformation statebelief contextdesire context
Abstract
In this paper, I review satisfaction theory and binding theory of presupposition projection in dealing with presuppositions in belief contexts, and show that a presupposition triggered in a belief context can be accommodated more than once, and that this is not a pragmatic matter, as Geurts (1998) claims. Behind this claim lies the assumption that belief contexts as well as the main context are information states and that a presupposition triggered in a belief context is accommodated to all accessible information states. I furthermore claim on the basis of the strongest meaning hypothesis that the preference order among the possible readings of a sentence is determined by the strength of each reading. Finally, I give the semantics of believe-statements to support the claims in this paper. I also discuss want-statements, but presuppositions from a desire context behave like those from a belief context as far as accommodation is concerned.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/86256
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 39 Number 1/4 (2003)
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