Source tags

Angelika Kiss


In this paper I argue that when question tags such as huh? in (North American) English, eh? in Italian and mi? in Hungarian follow a declarative anchor, they are subject to special contextual constraints. They convey that the speaker perceives the addressee to be a source for p, the proposition conveyed by the anchor, and in addition, the presupposition that the speaker herself is a source for the addressee being a source for p.


tag questions; huh?; eh?; mi?; commitment; presupposition; sourcehood; evidentiality strategy; conversational scoreboard; English; Italian; Hungarian

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