LINGUIST List 29.719

Tue Feb 13 2018

Confs: Semantics, Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Pragmatics/Hungary

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 09-Feb-2018
From: Veronika Hegedus <>
Subject: The Grammar and Pragmatics of Interrogatives and their (Special) Uses
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The Grammar and Pragmatics of Interrogatives and their (Special) Uses
Short Title: GLOW41Sem

Date: 14-Apr-2018 - 14-Apr-2018
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact: Hans-Martin Gaertner
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

It is well-known that beyond their default association with standard questions acts (Searle 1969), interrogative clauses can be employed for a wide variety of ''special'' uses. These have been classified, among others, as rhetorical, expository, reflective, surprise-and-disapproval, reprise, exam and quiz questions (cf., e.g., Truckenbrodt 2004). It is also well-known that such special uses can be signaled by special grammatical means − prosody, word order, particles etc. − giving rise to ''special interrogatives'' in many languages (cf., e.g., Obenauer 2006).

Invited speaker: Manfred Krifka

Workshop Organizers: Hans-Martin Gaertner and Beáta Gyuris


Hans-Martin Gaertner & Beáta Gyuris

Aritz Irurtzun
Deriving the lack of verbal wh-words from LF legibility conditions

Elena Castroviejo
On question tags and confirmation requests

10:45–11:00: Break

Rebecca Woods and Tom Roeper
Non-adult questions in child language: manipulating bias and Questions Under Discussion

Maria Biezma, Miriam Butt and Farhat Jabeen
Polar Questions vs Kya Questions in Hindi/Urdu

Bernhard Schwarz and Alexandra Simonenko
Wh-restrictor plurality and question pragmatics

12:45–14:10: Lunch break

Manfred Krifka
Questions in Commitment Spaces (invited talk)

Andreas Haida and Tue Trinh
Questioning and time

15:45–16:00: Break

Alessandra Giorgi and Chiara Dal Farra
Towards an integrated model of adversative questions: the case of Italian ma (but)

Andreas Pankau
Why 'n is not denn – Evidence from Special Questions

Josef Bayer
Particles ex-situ in Emphatic Wh-Questions

Venue: Department of English Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University (Rákóczi út 5, 1088 Budapest)

This workshop accompanies the 41st GLOW conference (GLOW41), along with four other workshops before and after the main colloquium.

For all details concerning the conference and the workshops, please visit the conference website or contact us:

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