Necessity is a starting point for producing discourse

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Mahfoudi Salima


The concept of presupposition has raised a wide debate among philosophers, grammarians, and linguistics. It differed in determining its nature between three basic positions; the first position sees that the presupposition is a semantic phenomenon, because it is considered part of the meaning’s sentence. While the second position imagines that the presupposition is pragmatic phenomenon that is not related to the semantics of the sentence, but rather is related to the meaning of the utterance. The third position believes that the presupposition is merely a deductive process that helps us in interpreting the utterances.

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