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dc.contributor.authorManara, Lucia H. B. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorde Roeck, Anne
dc.identifier.citationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), v. 1328, p. 274-291.
dc.description.abstractTraditional, semantic, accounts of presupposition centre on truth conditional treatments relying on entailments. In contrast, our work concentrates on the investigation of presupposition as a pragmatic phenomenon which interacts with agents’ beliefs. Several accounts (e.g., [1],[2],[5],[6],[7],[8],[23]) have taken contextual factors into account. However, they run into problems caused by the consequences of the basic possible world based notions of propositionhood they deploy, which prevent the formulation of partial, revisable information states. Starting from a notion of proposition developed in property theory ([20],[21],[22]), we develop a formal model of contexts as partial beliefs entertained by agents, who do not necessarily hold accurate or compatible views. We show how this model can be exploited in the treatment of the projection problem for conditionals, conjunctions and disjunctions. We show that a treatment along these lines provides an adequate model of complex presuppositional behaviour, including the projection problem. We contrast our results with those obtained in other approaches.en
dc.relation.ispartofLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
dc.titleA belief-centered treatment of pragmatic presuppositionen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Essex
dc.description.affiliationDepartamento de Computação Universidade Estadual Paulista
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Computer Science University of Essex
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartamento de Computação Universidade Estadual Paulista
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