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This paper examines how intonation affects the interpretation of disjunctive questions. The semantic effect of a question is taken to be threefold. First, it raises an issue. In the tradition of inquisitive semantics, we model this by assuming that a question proposes several possible updates of the common ground (several possibilities for short) and(More)
In classical logic, the proposition expressed by a sentence is construed as a set of possible worlds, capturing the informative content of the sentence. However, sentences in natural language are not only used to provide information, but also to request information. Thus, natural language semantics requires a logical framework whose notion of meaning does(More)
In this paper, we tackle the satisfiability problem for multi-context systems. First, we establish a satisfiability algorithm based on an encoding into propositional logic. Then, we propose a distributed decision procedure that maximally exploits the potential amenity of localizing reasoning and restricting it to relevant contexts. We show that the latter(More)