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À la recherche de la présupposition

Abstract : The statement «Where is the body?» presupposes that there is a corpse and that you have hidden it. Most of our verbal exchanges have presuppositions imposing semantical and pragmatical constraints on our speech. This phenomenon is difficult to conceptualise and requires the construction of a theory of content that distinguishes between the declared object of statement and what is tacitly expressed. In Search of Presupposition explores the history of linguistic, philosophical and logical systems from Antiquity to contemporary linguistics, in order to bring out the ways in which this concept was theorised, before becoming central in the philosophy of language. The first part explores presupposition in ancient, medieval and classical linguistic analysis. The second part examines different approaches in the XIXth and XXth centuries (pragmatist, cognitivist and formalist approaches), and presents some current aporias and interrogations about presupposition.
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Raïd Layla, Béatrice Godart-Wendling. À la recherche de la présupposition. ISTE Éditions, 2016. ⟨hal-03135989⟩



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