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Ciardelli, Ivano (2017): Question Meaning = Resolution Conditions. In: Logic and Logical Philosophy, Vol. 26, No. 3: pp. 383-416


Traditional approaches to the semantics of questions analyze questions indirectly, via the notion of an answer. In recent work on inquisitive semantics, a different perspective is taken: the meaning of a question is equated with its resolution conditions, just like the meaning of a statement is traditionally equated with its truth-conditions. In this paper I argue that this proposal improves on previous approaches, combining the formal elegance and explanatory power of Groenendijk and Stokhof’s partition theory with the greater generality afforded by answer-set theories.