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Concealed Questions
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Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Abstract

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic interpretation of various types of nominal complements in so-called concealed question (CQ) constructions, providing new results about the nature of CQs, their interaction with quantification, and the semantics of attitude ascriptions. Over the past forty years, several accounts have emerged (question-based accounts: Harris 2007, Aloni 2008, Roelofsen and Aloni 2008, Percus 2009; proposition-based acco ... More

Keywords: semantics, intensionality, concealed questions, questions, quantification, attitude ascriptions, individual concepts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199670925
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilaria Frana, author
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Enna Kore