Grammars

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 259–273

The Algebraic Semantics of Interrogative NPs

  • Rani Nelken
  • Nissim Francez
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009965410477

Cite this article as:
Nelken, R. & Francez, N. Grammars (2000) 3: 259. doi:10.1023/A:1009965410477

Abstract

We suggest a new semantic interpretation of interrogative NPs, based on a novel algebraic theory of the semantics of questions. We discuss the role of interrogative NPs in compositionally deriving the semantics of wh-questions, examine the coordination of interrogative NPs, and apply notions from generalized quantifier theory to their interpretation.

bilatticegeneralized quantifierslogicquestionssemantics

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rani Nelken
    • 1
  • Nissim Francez
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science Department, The TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Computer Science Department, The TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael