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Presupposition Computation and Presupposition Justification: One Aspect of the Interpretation of Multi-Sentence Discourse

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As a rule discourse meanings are more than plain conjunctions of sentence meanings. And this "more" is often the effect of interpretation principles that are an integral part of linguistic knowledge, and thus legitimate objects of linguistic study. This observation has been the main driving force behind dynamic theories of discourse semantics such as Discourse Representation Theory (DRT) and its extensions S(egmented) DRT and U(nderspecified) DRT. Most natural language sentences come with presuppositions of one kind or another. This paper covers the small family consisting of minor variations of which we get when we replace the subject NP the other one of the third sentence by NPs like another one, others, the others, two others, etc. Minimal requirement for any credible formalisation or implementation of the analysis this paper has outlined.

Keywords:conjunctions; discourse representation theory (DRT); interpretation; linguistic; multi-sentence discourse; presuppositions; sentences



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