Kjell Johan Sæbø

Inquisitive Semantics, Part one: Polar questions and disjunctions

Inquisitive Semantics is the brand name for a 10-year old theory seeking to unify the meaning of declaratives and interrogatives, thereby resolving a series of long-standing issues in the semantics of polar and wh questions as well as embedded questions of either sort. This survey is based on the 2019 book by the same name by the three inventors, Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen, but takes a different tack, one more suited to the language-minded than to the logic-minded, starting with facts and introducing theory in response.

Published Apr. 22, 2019 9:30 PM - Last modified Apr. 22, 2019 9:30 PM