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[catalogued under 19. Language / F. Communication / 5. Pragmatics / c. Presupposition]

Full Idea

We can ask why a range of lexical items (e.g. 'stop' or 'know') trigger the presuppositions they do.

Gist of Idea

Why do certain words trigger presuppositions?


Ofra Magidor (Category Mistakes [2013], 5.3.2)

Book Reference

Magidor,Ofra: 'Category Mistakes' [OUP 2013], p.129

A Reaction

I'm not sure whether we'll get an answer, but I would approach the question by thinking about mental files.