LP-1995-06: An Infinite Number of Monkeys

LP-1995-06: Beaver, David (1995) An Infinite Number of Monkeys. [Report]

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Many theories of presupposition fail to account for the pragmatic nature of presuppositional justification. An alternative account will be presented in which accommodation is essentially non­structural: the material to be accommodated cannot be predicted purely by consideration of the form of the utterance, but instead makes essential use of world­knowledge and common­sense reasoning. The account will essentially consist of the extension of (a reformulated version of) the Context Change Potential (CCP) model due to Heim, Karttunen and Stalnaker, with a pragmatic module.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: LP-1995-06
Series Name: Logic, Philosophy and Linguistics (LP)
Year: 1995
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:39
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:39
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1232

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