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Focus and alternatives

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


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