Obligatory implicatures and the presupposition of “too”

  • Nadine Bade

Abstract

The paper provides an analysis for the obligatory occurence of the presupposition triggers “too”, “again” and “know”. The claim is that these triggers are inserted to avoid a mandatory exhaustivity implicature that contradicts the context. Two main empirical arguments for why this account is to be preferred over analyses of these obligatory triggers that make use of a principle Maximize Presupposition will be presented.
How to Cite
Bade, N. (1). Obligatory implicatures and the presupposition of “too”. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 18, 42-59. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/303