An Investigation of Iraqi Fourth-Year University Students’ Recognition of Presupposition Through The Linguistic Triggers

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22/2/2015 9:52 AM

An Investigation of Iraqi Fourth-Year University Students’ Recognition of Presupposition Through The Linguistic Triggers



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Suheila Sultan Khalaf


Abstract:

Presupposition is the background belief that is known by both the speaker and the addressee, it is tied to particular words and aspects of the surface structure that act as linguistic triggers. The present study aims at investigating whether Iraqi fourth -year university students are able to recognize the English presuppositions through the meaning of these linguistic triggers .To fulfil the basic requirements of the study, the researcher has conducted a test . The results of the study have validated the hypothesis of the work and it is found that the linguistic triggers are important tools in recognizing presuppositions.




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