Towards a Suppositional Inquisitive Semantics

@inproceedings{Groenendijk2013TowardsAS,
  title={Towards a Suppositional Inquisitive Semantics},
  author={Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen},
  booktitle={TbiLLC},
  year={2013}
}
One of the primary usages of language is to exchange information. This can be done directly, as in Will Susan sing? No, she won’t, but it is also often done in a less direct way, as in If Pete plays the piano, will Susan sing? No, if Pete plays the piano, Susan won’t sing. In the latter type of exchange, both participants make a certain supposition, and exchange information under the assumption that this supposition holds. This paper develops a semantic framework for the analysis of this kind… CONTINUE READING
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