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At any stage in a well-run conversation, a certain amount is presupposed. The parties to the conversation take it for granted; or at least they purport to, whether sincerely or just “for the sake of the argument”. Presuppositions can be created or destroyed in the course of a conversation. This change is rule-governed, at least up to a point. The presuppositions at time t′ depend, in a way about which at least some general principles can be laid down, on the presuppositions at an earlier time t and on the course of the conversation (and nearby events) between t and t′.

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Lewis, D. (1979). Scorekeeping in a Language Game. In: Bäuerle, R., Egli, U., von Stechow, A. (eds) Semantics from Different Points of View. Springer Series in Language and Communication, vol 6. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67458-7_12

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