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LINGUIST List 17.3089

Fri Oct 20 2006

Qs: Pragmatics of Questions and Assertions

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        1.    Agnes Kang, Pragmatics of Questions and Assertions


Message 1: Pragmatics of Questions and Assertions
Date: 18-Oct-2006
From: Agnes Kang <makanghkucc.hku.hk>
Subject: Pragmatics of Questions and Assertions


Dear all:

We are interested in finding references on semantic/pragmatic approaches to
questions and assertions in English and Chinese. In particular, we are
interested in discussions on the hearer’s involvement with these speech
acts, for example, regarding full questions (with subject verb inversion)
and tag questions, as well as studies that discuss both questions and
assertions. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Kind regards,
M. Agnes Kang
University of Hong Kong

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

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