MoL-2000-01: Conditional Questions and Which-Interrogatives

MoL-2000-01: Velissaratou, Sophia (2000) Conditional Questions and Which-Interrogatives. [Report]

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Analyses developed so far, failed to provide an adequate semantics for the interpretation of which-interrogatives of the form "Which P are Q?". In this paper a new logical language is developed, where which-interrogatives are expressed by universally quantifying over conditional interrogatives. Furthermore, a new semantic notion is introduced, that of an alternative. By means of the latter an adequate interpretation is given and shortcomings concerning answerhood and trivial interrogatives are sufficiently dealt with.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2000-01
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2000
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/708

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