What is Presupposition Accommodation, Again?

Philosophical Perspectives 22 (1):137--170 (2008)
In his paper “What is a Context of Utterance?”, Christopher Gauker argues that the phenomenon of informative presuppositions is incompatible with the “pragmatic” view of presuppositions as involving requirements on the common ground, the body of shared assumptions of the participants in a conversation. This is a surprising claim since most proponents of this view have in fact dealt with informative presuppositions by appealing to a process called presupposition accommodation. Gauker’s attack shows the need to clarify the nature of this process.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2008.00144.x
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