The Use of Too as a Pragmatic Presupposition Trigger

Qiang KANG


This paper is intended to make a detailed study of too in the framework of presupposition. It aims to probe its use as a presupposition trigger bordering in semantics and pragmatics. In so doing, it is hoped to solve a great many problems which can not be convincingly pervasive in traditional grammar. In pragmatics, too is considered as a pragmatic presupposition trigger. It can express the discriminational meaning in everyday conversation. At the same time, too also plays an essential role in textual organization and information flow in discourse.

Key words: Presupposition triggers; Pragmatic presupposition; Textual organization


Presupposition triggers; Pragmatic presupposition; Textual organization


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