Word-Meaning and Sentence-Internal Presupposition

  • Torgrim Solstad


The German causal preposition durch (’by’, ’through’) poses a challenge to formal-semantic analyses applying strict compositionality. To deal with this challenge, a formalism which builds on recent important developments in Discourse Representation Theory is developed, including a more elaborate analysis of presuppositional phenomena as well as the integration into the theory of unification as a mode of composition.  It is argued that that the observed unificational phenomena belong in the realm of pragmatics, providing an argument for presuppositional phenomena at a sentence- and word-internal level.
How to Cite
Solstad, T. (2019). Word-Meaning and Sentence-Internal Presupposition. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 10(2), 317-332. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2006.v10i2.735