MoL-2009-18: Inquisitive Semantics and Logic

MoL-2009-18: Mascarenhas, Salvador (2009) Inquisitive Semantics and Logic. [Report]

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The first chapter introduces inquisitive semantics as a research
program for the study of the semantics of natural language questions
and disjunctions. The author begins by providing a brief outline of the
necessary background on question semantics and erotetic logics, and
then presents inquisitive semantics, by first laying out its main
tenets and then defining a propositional logical system, InqL, that
instantiates the inquisitive program.

The second chapter presents the results of the author's investigations
on the logical properties of the system defined in the previous
chapter. The author begins with some informal remarks and then
proceeds to introduce two crucial properties of the inquisitive system
that have philosophical and linguistic relevance. The author then
introduces an alternative formulation of the semantics of inquisitive
logic in classical terms (that is, no update functions), which the
author uses to present a sound and complete axiomatization of the

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2009-18
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2009
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:38

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