PP-2006-04: $\Pi o\hat{\imath}o\nu \; \tau \grave{o}\nu\; \mu\hat{\upsilon}\theta o\nu\; \raisebox{0.5ex}{\scriptsize'$\scriptstyle{'}$}\!\!\!{\epsilon}\epsilon \imath\pi\epsilon\varsigma;$ Rhetorical Questions in Ancient Greek

PP-2006-04: van Emde Boas, Evert (2006) $\Pi o\hat{\imath}o\nu \; \tau \grave{o}\nu\; \mu\hat{\upsilon}\theta o\nu\; \raisebox{0.5ex}{\scriptsize'$\scriptstyle{'}$}\!\!\!{\epsilon}\epsilon \imath\pi\epsilon\varsigma;$ Rhetorical Questions in Ancient Greek. [Report]

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In Ancient Greek, as in any other language, the interrogative sentence type is not always used in what we would consider 'normal' questions, those that elicit information from the addressee. If we take that function to be the default, the fact that questions can also be used to assert something calls for an explanation. Such explanations have been sought in linguistic pragmatic theory on speech acts and implicatures. This is also the approach taking in the present thesis, based on a model by van Eemeren and Grootendorst.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2006-04
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2006
Uncontrolled Keywords: rhetorical questions; ancient greek
Depositing User: Benedikt
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/179

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