Abstract or Introduction
Robert Stalnaker's pragmatic theory "Common Ground" (2002) is investigated in regard to questions. The wh-question "who left?" and the yes-no question "did someone leave?" are investigated as for a change of presupposition, common belief and common ground. For the wh-question, I came to the conclusion that there is a presupposition in the Stalnakerian notion of the term; there might be a belief change and there is a change of common ground. For the yes-no question, there is neither a presupposition included, nor a change of common belief or common ground.
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- Daniela Keller (Author), 2004, Robert Stalnaker: Common Ground, 2002: A presentation of his paper and an investigation how its theories can be applied to questions., Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/37336