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Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the connection between question formation and focus strategies. Two versions of focus semantics for questions are considered. One seeks to explain the variable quantificational ... More


Questions

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

in Inquisitive Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 5 discusses how the meaning of various types of questions in English can be captured in the basic inquisitive semantics framework presented in the previous chapters. Several kinds of ... More


Disjunction, clause typing, and intonation

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

in Inquisitive Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines how disjunction interacts with clause typing (declarative versus interrogative) and intonation (intonational phrase structure and final pitch contours) in determining the ... More


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