Algebraic foundations for the semantic treatment of inquisitive content

@article{Roelofsen2013AlgebraicFF,
  title={Algebraic foundations for the semantic treatment of inquisitive content},
  author={Floris Roelofsen},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2013},
  volume={190},
  pages={79-102}
}
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 not only embody informative content, but also inquisitive content. This paper develops the algebraic foundations for such a framework. We… CONTINUE READING
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