Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 06 November 2020

Presupposition and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Mohammed Alfatih Alzain Alsheikhidris

University of Yangzhou, China

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10.31014/aior.1993.03.04.152

Pages: 447-458

Keywords: Presupposition, Chinese Language, Teaching Foreign Languages

Abstract

In cooperative human communication, the speaker has to mark the connection between his utterance and therefore the given information, because the hearer interprets the utterance regarding the data that has already been obtained. Languages adopt various devices to mark the connection between the utterance and also the context. This paper investigates semantic and pragmatic presupposition in Discourse Representation Theory (DRT) within the Chinese language and enhances the pragmatic perspective of presupposition in DRT.

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