Asking Questions: Using Meaningful Structures to Imply Ignorance

Oxford ;University Press (2007)

Abstract

Ignorance and incompleteness -- The instrumental model of talking : how to talk about talk -- Open questions, confirmation questions, and how to choose -- Which sentence-type to use when asking them -- Quantifiers, wh-expressions, and manners of interpretation -- Syntactic structure -- On the questioning speech-acts and the kinds of ignorance they -- Address.

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Robert Fiengo
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