Domaneschi, Filppo; Penco, Carlo
What are presuppositions? Proposition given for granted in communication. In this introduction wi will provide a short historical assessment that show the path from the idea of presupposition as semantic phenomenon to the definition of presuppositions as pragmatic phenomenon. We will analyse lexical components or syntactic structures that, if used in a sentence, work as presuppositional triggers. we shall describe the main linguistic properties of presuppositions in simple sentence and the problem of presupposition projection in complex sentences.We will descrive eventually the accomodation process of presuppositions in local and global contests. We will conclude with a short summary of the main experimental results on cognitive processing and cognitive load of presuppositions.
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Filippo Domaneschi, Carlo Penco, "Presupposizioni", in "APhEx 15", 2016, pp. 57