Disjunctive Questions, Intonation, and Highlighting. Roelofsen, F. & van Gool, S. In Aloni, M., Bastiaanse, H., de Jager, T., & Schulz, K., editors, Logic, Language, and Meaning: Selected Papers from the Seventeenth Amsterdam Colloquium, pages 384–394, Berlin, 2010. Springer.
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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 three-fold. 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 invites other participants to help establish at least one of these updates. But apart from raising an issue, a question may also highlight and/or suggest certain possibilities, and intonation determines to a large extent which possibilities are highlighted/suggested. We will introduce a compositional version of inquisitive semantics, and extend this framework in order to capture the highlighting- and suggestion potential of sentences. This will lead to a systematic account of the answerhood conditions and implications of disjunctive questions with different intonation patterns.
@inproceedings{RoelofsenGool:10,
	abstract = {This paper examines how intonation affects the interpretation of disjunctive questions. The semantic effect
of a question is taken to be three-fold. 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 invites other participants to help establish at least one of these updates. But apart
from raising an issue, a question may also highlight and/or suggest certain possibilities, and intonation
determines to a large extent which possibilities are highlighted/suggested. We will introduce a compositional version of inquisitive semantics, and extend this framework in order to capture the highlighting- and suggestion potential of sentences. This will lead to a systematic account of the answerhood conditions and
implications of disjunctive questions with different intonation patterns.},
	address = {Berlin},
	author = {Roelofsen, Floris and van Gool, Sam},
	booktitle = {Logic, Language, and Meaning: Selected Papers from the Seventeenth {Amsterdam Colloquium}},
	date-modified = {2019-05-08 19:38:47 +0200},
	doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-14287-1_39},
	editor = {Aloni, Maria and Bastiaanse, Harald and de Jager, Tikitu and Schulz, Katrin},
	keywords = {inquisitive semantics,theoretical linguistics,highlighting,answer particles,disjunction,questions,intonation},
	mendeley-tags = {inquisitive semantics,theoretical linguistics},
	pages = {384--394},
	publisher = {Springer},
	title = {{Disjunctive Questions, Intonation, and Highlighting}},
	url = {Disjunctive questions, intonation, and highlighting https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/document/947},
	year = {2010},
	Bdsk-Url-1 = {Disjunctive%20questions,%20intonation,%20and%20highlighting%20https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/document/947}}

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