A Semantic Model for Interrogatives Based on Generalized Quantifiers and Bilattices

  • Ka-Fat Chow
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40948-6_5

Volume 8196 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Chow KF. (2013) A Semantic Model for Interrogatives Based on Generalized Quantifiers and Bilattices. In: Grossi D., Roy O., Huang H. (eds) Logic, Rationality, and Interaction. LORI 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8196. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In this paper, I will develop a semantic model for interrogatives, an important sentence type expressing a special aspect of uncertainty. The model is based on the notions of generalized quantifiers and bilattices, and is used to model several aspects of interrogative semantics, including resolvedness conditions, answerhood, exhaustivity and interrogative inferences. It will be shown that the semantic model satisfies a number of adequacy criteria.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ka-Fat Chow
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  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong