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Presupposition Triggers
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A presupposition is a linguistically triggered assumption that the speaker takes for granted to be mutually manifest between him and the addressee. If an assumption is more explicitly articulated than being merely triggered, it can be expressed as an assertion, whi…

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Yan JIANG, “Presupposition Triggers”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000341>
First published online: 2015



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