Two question-embedding strategies and answer-orientedness

Authors

  • Deniz Özyıldız University of Konstanz
  • Wataru Uegaki University of Edinburgh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3765/1rcmh783

Abstract

Japanese and Turkish attitude predicates combine with two main kinds of embedded clauses: Nominalizations, and clauses introduced by the morphemes to and diye. We describe their interrogative variants, showing that nominalizations give rise to answer-oriented inferences with responsive predicates (e.g., factivity, belief), but that diye/to interrogatives are question-oriented and entail that the attitude holder linguistically produces the interrogative. We propose a compositional fragment where attitude predicates take nominalizations as arguments, which they may impose semantic restrictions on, and where diye/to-clauses modify and enrich attitude meanings with a linguistic production inference.

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2024-01-19

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