Inquisitive Semantics: Two Possibilities for Disjunction

  • Jeroen Groenendijk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5422)


We introduce an inquisitive semantics for a language of propositional logic, where the interpretation of disjunction is the source of inquisitiveness. Indicative conditionals and conditional questions are treated on a par both syntactically and semantically. The semantics comes with a new logical-pragmatical notion which judges and compares the compliance of responses to an initiative in inquisitive dialogue.


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  • Jeroen Groenendijk
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  1. 1.ILLC/Department of PhilosophyUniversity of AmsterdamNetherlands

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