An Analysis of Presupposition Triggers in Hilary Clinton’s First Campaign Speech

  •  Ruiqing Liang    
  •  Yabin Liu    


Presupposition triggers play a vital role in verbal communication. Based on Hilary Clinton’s first campaign speech, this paper intends to analyze the presupposition triggers at both lexical and syntactic levels, for the purpose of figuring out how Hilary succeeds in achieving her political intentions through the use of presupposition triggers, hoping to contribute to the composition and understanding of political speeches.

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