MoL-2001-10: Isn't my question a real question? A Pragmatic Approach to Polar Questions

MoL-2001-10: Vavassori, Marcello (2001) Isn't my question a real question? A Pragmatic Approach to Polar Questions. [Report]

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This paper proposes a homogeneous pragmatic approach to the interpretation of Polar Question also known as yn-question. Maintaining a classical semantic interpretation of a question as the set of its possible answers the attention will focus on the pragmatic impact of these kinds of linguistic objects. In particular a general condition of use for Polar Question will be proposed in order to give an account of the appropriateness of different types of questions with the same semantic representation. By means of this notion some facts about the relation between questions, contexts of use and speakers' beliefs will be pointed out.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2001-10
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2001
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/723

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