Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Presuppositions and commitment stores

Abstract : This paper revisits the classical question of presupposition projection in a dynamic approach to dialog using Hamblin's “commitment stores” (Hamblin, 1970). It is based on a view of presuppositions as selectionnal restrictions, conceived as constraints on the definition domain of functions. The specific update of commitment stores achieved by the mere use of lexical item having restricted definition domains (presuppositions) is captured by means of layered commitment stores dis-tinguishing background commitments and (classical) commitments arising from what is said. The compatibility of this dialogic approach with the dynamic theories of Heim (1983) and van der Sandt (1992) is discussed in the course of the paper.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [9 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Francis Corblin <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, December 3, 2003 - 11:25:42 AM
Last modification on : Friday, July 2, 2021 - 9:58:02 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, September 14, 2012 - 4:42:01 PM


  • HAL Id : ijn_00000433, version 1



Francis Corblin. Presuppositions and commitment stores. Diabruck, 7th Workshop on the Semantics and the Pragmatics of Dialogue, Sep 2003, Wallerfangen. ⟨ijn_00000433⟩



Record views


Files downloads