[Lingtyp] Presupposition triggers in typological perspective

Emily M. Bender ebender at uw.edu
Wed Oct 24 16:38:40 UTC 2018

Dear all,

Is anyone aware of work that looks into presupposition triggers
cross-linguistically? I'm thinking of things like the following from

* factive verbs (know, regret)--presuppose the truth of their complement
* ordinals--my second book was about syntax presupposes that the speaker
also had a first book
* proper names--Kim ran presupposes that there's someone named Kim


Emily M. Bender
Professor, Department of Linguistics
University of Washington
Twitter: @emilymbender
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