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Katz, Jerrold J. and D. Terence Langendoen. 1976. Pragmatics and presupposition. Language 52 (1) : 1–17.
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K. and L. claim that a purely semantic account of presupposition in natural language can be adequate and that contextual accounts of the notion are unnecessary. Moreover, they contend that the arguments in favor of a contextual notion of presupposition are based on a fundamental confusion about the relationship between grammar and pragmatics.

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