Meta-conversational since when-questions and the common ground

Angelika Kiss


This paper presents some novel properties of the Negative Wh-Construction. It is argued here that not all wh-phrases participating in the construction can be analyzed the same. Namely, since when-questions reject some aspect of the previous speech act, and not necessarily the propositional content, as opposed to Negative Wh-constructions with 'where'.


 DOI: 10.21437/SemDial.2017-4

Cite as: Kiss, A. (2017) Meta-conversational since when-questions and the common ground. Proc. SEMDIAL 2017 (SaarDial) Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, 31-40, DOI: 10.21437/SemDial.2017-4.


@inproceedings{Kiss2017,
  author={Angelika Kiss},
  title={Meta-conversational since when-questions and the common ground},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. SEMDIAL 2017 (SaarDial) Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue},
  pages={31--40},
  doi={10.21437/SemDial.2017-4},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SemDial.2017-4}
}