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Ciardelli, Ivano; Roelofsen, Floris (2018): An Inquisitive Perspective on Modals and Quantifiers. In: Annual Review of Linguistics, Vol. 4, No. 1: pp. 129-149
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Abstract

Inquisitive semantics enriches the standard truth-conditional notion of meaning, in order to facilitate an integrated semantic analysis of statements and questions. Taking this richer view on meaning as a starting point, this review presents a new perspective on modal operators and quantifiers, one that has the potential to address a number of challenges for standard semantic analyses of such operators. To illustrate the new perspective, we present an inquisitive take on the semantics of attitude verbs and on quantifiers taking scope out of questions.