Questions about Questions

  • Dieter Wunderlich
Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 13)


Though questions play an important role in our daily life, they do not have that prominent a position within linguistic theory. We ask for information, confirmation, or deliberation, for help, support, or advice; we ponder hypotheses and inquire into problems. One who aims towards building up a theory is best advised to proceed by asking one question after another. We cannot even imagine an activity where we are not engaged, in some way or the other, in deliberating questions.


Boolean Function Categorial Answer Focus Element Focus Question Illocutionary Force 
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